Tolerance is one of those words that is thrown around in our society. Everyone loves to preach it, but do we really know what it means? Do we understand the impact this misunderstanding of terminology is having on our culture? It’s important to take the time to study this word so that we can learn how to use it correctly and avoid conforming to what others would have us believe that it is.

“There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance.” – Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen

The Definition of tolerance according to Merriam-Webster

1:  capacity to endure pain or hardship :  endurancefortitudestamina

2a :  sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own

4 Videos to Help Us Understand Tolerance

“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it tries to silence good.”

– Archbishop Charles J. Chaput