Tolerating Ourselves Right Into Hell
Wake up people! We are on our way to hell! Tolerance has become the word of the century. Lest we be accused of being intolerant, we stay silent on the most obnoxious topics. There is an all out war raging against what is good, right, and just. Yet we sit in our pews weekly (weakly) and listen to the Word, but the word has been weakened by tolerance. Lest we offend some self-proclaimed special interest group, we seek to be the epitome of tolerance. Love of neighbor has been co-opted by tolerance. Instead of preaching the Gospel we give weak-kneed responses of love and platitudes. Not the love of the Bible, not the love of Jesus, but the love of today.
Love today means tolerating each manufactured sect. It means never having to say you’re sorry – because you have shown love in the form of tolerance. In the meantime our children are not being taught history. So how can they learn from it? Our children are not being taught sacrificial love. So how can they emulate it?
Our weakness is Satan’s strength. As he strives to ruin souls, we assist him by remaining tolerant. In our fear to offend and to show how loving we are, we fail to name the sin. In failing to name it, we all but eliminate a way to fight it. What medicine can cure a disease that has yet to be named?
So sinfulness goes answered and tolerance creates a false sense of peace. Yes, love is patient and love is kind. Yet love is also harsh. What parent wouldn’t shout loudly if a child were to quickly approach physical danger? Why then, do we struggle to do the same with spiritual danger?
No man is an island unto himself. We are not in this world alone. Everyone is our child, our family, our neighbor. We are called to love them all – even to our enemy. To do any less is to cooperate with evil. So why do we walk away when we see blatant sinfulness affecting those around us? Do we not have an obligation to name the sin and then fight against it? To illuminate it and shed light onto the darkness?
Prayer serves the largest purpose. Yet prayer alone is not enough. Prayer must lead to action. Prayer must nourish and strengthen resolve. We are tasked to be the Church Militant. Praying and staying silent is to do no tangible good.