Accept life, and be most patient and tolerant with one another, always ready to forgive if you have a difference with anyone. Forgive as freely as the Lord has forgiven you. Colossians 3:13 J.B. Phillips New Testament
Yes it is unfair and many times there is nothing you can do about it.
The best thing to do is to leave it in Jesus’ hands. Otherwise you will become angry and bitter. That will slowly destroy you and all those around you.
This is hard to do at first but with practice it becomes easier. That does not mean there will come a time when it is always easy.
Patience is a virtue that is only gained with constant practice. Joseph -Anthony : Green I find as many get older their patience gets shorter. There is a difference of course with the ones who mature more and more in Christ as they age. They become more like our Beloved King. That does not mean you will never lose your patience. We all have our breaking point. Even Jesus did.
I find the most intolerant are those who preach we should be more tolerant of them. Yes I am talking about the homosexuals who scream we should accept their lifestyle but they refuse to accept ours. It is the same with the Muslims who want to come to our country but refuse to accept our way of life. Yes I am referring to those who are not white and feel they can say and do anything to whitie but scream blue bloody murder when they have to try to stand on equal ground with us (anyone know what affirmative action is?)
There are times when we are not to tolerate unChrist like behaviour not matter what colour, nationality or religion. That said we are to be tolerant of others little nuances like someone who is slow at the check out at the grocery store. Forgive yes, forget no.
Yes we are to forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. This is mostly for our own welfare. Hatred of the heart is like rust to a car, it starts out small but if you do not get rid of it fast it will destroy you. Joseph- Anthony: Green
If we refuse to forgive than it slowly eats our soul away and we end up bitter, angry and with serious anger management problems. This is bad for society, bad for our relationships and bad for our health.
Now just because we forgive does not mean we are to forget.
That does not mean we are to throw a past offence in somebody’s face with every disagreement.
What it does mean is that when someone abuses us we learn how to deal with the situation. Many times the best way to deal with it is with good Christian councilors. So if a girlfriend is a two timer we must forgive her but learn why we are attracted to those types of personalities so as to avoid the situation again.
No where do you see Jesus indicate that He tolerates destructive behavior.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) create in my mind and in my heart a disposition like our beloved king Jesus so as to be a light unto others how to live a life that is acceptable unto you. I sincerely request this in the name of my greatest mentor Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.