Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions. (G. K. Chesterton, 18th-19th century British apologist)

Chesterton’s comment looks at tolerance from a very restricted viewpoint. Allowing commentators with views different from us for the purpose of discussion and learning is a virtue. However, G. K.’s comment is accurate when you won’t allow others to be heard because of their ethnic background, sexual orientation, or political views, as is too often the case today.

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm. . . . (1 Corinthians 16:13). Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong (Ephesians 6:11).