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February 2018

Text:

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” – Colossians 3:12-14. 

Comment:

The value of tolerance in the life of a Christian cannot be over stressed. It should start from the home, in the relationship between the man and his wife, so that the children will copy from them and extend this way of life to the larger society. Tolerance teaches us that while we may not agree entirely with other person’s views, we should recognise the fact that they are entitled to their own opinions.  Even if other people's views differ from ours, tolerance enables us to be at peace with them. It makes for a happy marriage. 

Admonishing husbands on their duties towards their wives, Apostle Peter stated among other things: “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered…Be ye all of one mind, having compassion, one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.” – 1 Peter 3:7, 8..

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