We experience much division and disagreement in society today. The resulting intolerance is the work of the devil. He relishes in sowing division, because through this division, we collapse as a society. And Satan’s goal is to destroy us all. We see the intolerance in the political, religious, and racial arguments on the internet, television, and in the public square. Everyone chooses a camp and settles in, disregarding anything stated by anyone from the other camp.
Here is my problem: I am a pro-life Democrat who believes in racial equality, as well as marriage between a man and a woman. So, I do not fit into any single political camp! I could say, I am divided within myself! Why? Because I espouse following God’s moral laws. No political camp, regardless of the issue, aligns totally with God’s moral laws. Even some religious camps do not always see things as God sees them. Why? Because we are all sinners.
Intolerance is Intolerable
I go back 30+ years to the Rodney King quote, “Can’t we all just get along?” What would it take for us all to “get along?” It takes:
- Charity of heart,
- Respect for others,
- Knowledge of God’s Objective Truth and moral laws
- An ability to listen with an open mind,
- An understanding that God created each of us in His image and likeness
- Humility, knowing that you might not always be right
As you can see, for us to rid the planet of intolerance, we must first embrace virtue, And once we embrace and put these virtues into practice, then the final step is to adopt a willingness to change. With that willingness, and a lot of prayer, we just might be able to make Rodney King’s wish come true. It all starts with Charity!
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