Nobody Wants to Be Tolerated

“Ultimately, tolerance is too weak a concept to be attributed to God.  God is so much more than tolerant that Christians can rightly ignore it as a fundamental goal for their own lives – but only if they are willing to live by a much higher standard…The standard of love…By God’s standards we are worse than intolerant – we often fail to love.”  Daniel Taylor, Is God Intolerant? 

Nobody wants to be tolerated. None of us wants to be tolerated by friends, spouses, neighbors or co-workers. Yet we live in a culture that espouses tolerance as the answer that will bring harmony into dissonance, unity into diversity, and understanding into disagreement and disgust. 

 
 

Only love - not tolerance - can bring real change from the inside out. Only love can change us at the level of our motivations and desires. And that’s real change. A changed life can, in turn, lead to changed relationships, families, workplaces and cities. “By God’s standards we are worse than intolerant – we often fail to love.”  Love is much more difficult than tolerance, yet could anyone really live by the much higher standard of love?

Join us Wednesday at the New Nashville Gathering to discuss more!