“Treat everyone you meet as if they are God.. in drag.” ~Ram Dass
What is tolerance? What is compassion? Perhaps, the door to these virtues is simply looking upon another and loving him for who he is, not for what he believes in and not for who he loves.. so long as nobody is hurt by his hand, he is my brother.
Do not be mistaken.. people are judgemental, people are cruel, yet, people are also capable of much more tolerance than what they actually show. Today, for me personally, was very disappointing. SO many that I thought were tolerant and compassionate showed how much intolerance and resent they hold for something that is totally out of their control.. The sphere of tolerance is a place that all must witness.
Should a deaf man be condemned because he cannot hear the word of God? Should a mentally disabled man be denied the kingdom of heaven because he cannot fathom it, or have the tools to ask for forgiveness or repent for sins? Should a hermaphrodite,one born with both male and female genitalia, born into this world, be condemned to hell because he is an abomination, and no matter which gender he chooses to be his mate is considered wrong? Who gave men the right to judge? Who gave men the right to script what is happiness and love??
Today I’ve seen and heard nearly all arguments.. God hates sinners, God will not allow gays into heaven.. God does this and God does that.. I’m so glad that there are so many people who “understand” God’s message..
Once you judge another, you try to become God.. understand that. You then become the judge and the jury.. How noble, yet how forbidden. Understand that all people are entitled to pursue happiness and love, so long as they don’t hurt another person in that process.
Nobody can judge, especially those who have yet to judge their own life; their own self. The sphere of tolerance is one that people are traveling through constantly.. unless you allow others to live as they live, you will continue to judge them and wish that they live as you do.. this is impractical and illogical.
I surely wish that I could stop all the bickering.. and simply be a guiding light toward the center, but so many are trapped within the confines of scripture or biblical duty, or judgement.. Tolerance is a sphere that all should find.. hidden within the heart and written nowhere.. We must find it for ourselves..
Love your neighbor. Do not judge.. These are the messages that go unrecognized so often.. Live within the light of divine spirit, not from outside looking in..