Conversation with Jesus on September 14, 2014

11:20 am Good morning, Jesus! I am open and willing to hear your message.

Good morning, Connie! Thank you for sitting down to write this morning. You have been doing our work pretty much around the clock for days setting up our Peace website. I appreciate your commitment to this, the writing part of our work.

Yes, sir, I am dedicated to getting any information you are willing to teach me out to other seekers.

Today let us talk about tolerance. This is different than acceptance. Tolerance is a stepping-stone to acceptance.

May I take time to look it up?

Certainly.

Tolerance: n. 1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. From The Free Dictionary

Tolerance: n. 1. the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views. From the Dictionary in Microsoft Word.

According to this Thesaurus, our current English language uses tolerance and acceptance as synonyms. One dictionary source even uses the word acceptance in the definition of tolerance.

I am struggling with these ideas of acceptance and tolerance.
How do I tolerate the beheading of a person? Any person?!?

You don’t. Some acts have no place in a civilized society. Man has free will and chooses to act in ways that are not civilized.
 
Just as you would not tolerate certain actions from your children, so you should not be expected to tolerate inhumane actions from others. Man’s inhumanity to man has been going on for as long as man has existed. It seems to come from the place of wanting power. This thirst for power can become unquenchable. Tribes of man have been conquering other tribes of man since there were tribes. Some tribes were peaceful in nature and chose to coexist with others in their native lands.
 
There is no easy answer to stop these behaviors that have been a part of the human existence since it began. There is a way, though, for you to contribute to the solution. You can choose to have peaceful thoughts. Yes, that seems simple and probably ridiculous in the face of such an age-old problem. However, you only have control over your own thoughts. You cannot control some one else’s thoughts even though people try to convert others to their own way of thinking. That’s why there are conquering attitudes and the ensuing wars. Sure, there are “good guys” and “bad guys” in every confrontation. Which is which depends upon whose side of the red line you are standing. It is part of the human condition: the opposites; the tension; the desire to be right instead of tolerance; the need to conquer instead of acceptance; the dark and the light.
 
One answer is to actually raise the expectations you have of the human condition. What if you expected peace? What if you knew peace was possible? What if enough of you desired peace MORE than those who desired to conquer others? What if enough of you believed that this could happen and you made it a reality?
How, you ask?
With the power of collective intent.


This seems too good to be true.

Yes, if only considering your lifetime, it seems too good to be true. Stop and think about the millions and millions of people over thousands of years that have desired peace. They did it in their time and you are doing it in yours. You aren’t the first people to feel this way. You are standing on their shoulders – the myriads of warriors for peace throughout time. You are continuing the contribution of energy towards a peaceful existence for man.
 
Contribute wholeheartedly. Continue it with honor. THIS is how it could happen in your lifetime.

Wow. That makes our work with the Minute Meditations for Peace very powerful.

Yes, it is timely and it contributes directly to the energetic vibration of peace.

Thank you, I am amazed at what I learn every day.

You are welcome.