Sermon Illustrations

This passage is often used to exhort people to be tolerant of others. Which I very much believe Jesus is teaching. Here’s the thing. Some of the people that I am most intolerant of are those who are intolerant. Especially when they are brothers and sisters in Christ especially when they are leaders and especially when they (in my opinion or judgment) should know better. There is a tension for me here because I am not always using the same measure in judging others (especially others that I do not know personally) that I judge myself.