I was recently asked "as Christians why we are so tolerant?" That question stuck in my mind. The only answer I can give is our foundation is love. We overlook offenses and we tolerate other people's views in an effort not to offend and to have the opportunity to win them to Christ. We come from a God of love and humility. We are imitators of Christ.
When Jesus came to win the lost, he loved them, he cured them, he forgave them and yes he corrected them but he did it in love. He did not condemn them because he knew that would create bondage and therefore only assist the enemy. So to answer that question. We are created in the image of a God of love who came to set the captives free. It is our duty to love for love overcomes everything. Accordng to 1 Corinthians 13 if we don't have love we have accomplished nothing. So it is our love that reveals who we are in Christ.