Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tolerance vs. Intolerance

Tolerance. A prized virtue today. The ability to be understanding of those with whom you differ is a sign of sophistication. Jesus, too, was a champion of tolerance:

*Tolerant of the disciples when they doubted.

*Tolerant of the crowds when they misunderstood.

*Tolerant of us when we fall.

But there is one area where Jesus was intolerant. There was one area where he was unindulgent and dogmatic....  

As far as he was concerned, when it comes to salvation, there aren't several roads . . . there is only one road.... There aren't several paths, .. there is only one path. And that path is Jesus himself.  

That is why it is so hard for people to believe in Jesus. It’s much easier to consider him one of several options rather than the option. But such a philosophy is no option.

From: A Gentle Thunder

Copyright (Word Publishing, 1995)

Max Lucado 


Happy Birthday, Marilyn!
(August 5)


  1. Just have to say "thank you" everyday! You are slways so good! Are you continuing to work this year?

  2. Thank you for the great reminder!
    Blessings, andrea

  3. Beautiful reminder and so very, very true!! That birthday picture is so cute. Hope you are having a great day.

    You've been tagged!!

  4. Oh I always just love max... he's the best!

  5. Thank you for sharing Max's writing. I hope you are having a good week.