Virtue of the Month: Tolerance
Tolerance is respecting the dignity and rights of others - even those whose beliefs and behaviors are difference from our own.
We may not agree with others, but we must respect differences.
Tolerant people say:
- "Hey stop it. You're putting her down."
- "It's hurtful to make fun of how people look."
- "That's not funny. It pokes fun at his religion."
- "Why don't you let him be on the team? So what if he's never hit a ball before."
- Refuse to take part in activities that make fun of people because they're different.
- Don't laugh at jokes that make unkind remarks about a person's race, religion, culture, or size.
- Stand up for someone who is being put down or ridiculed.
- Refuse to exclude someone because she/he is different or not as experienced at something as others.
- Get into the habit of saying only positive and kind things about others.
There are many examples from the Bible showing how Jesus was TOLERANT.
It takes self-control to be TOLERANT.