Monday, October 5, 2015

Trinity Virtue of the Month for October: Tolerance

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."

Tolerant people:

  • 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.