Tolerance – This is a word that has certainly come of age in the last decade. Everyone is preaching tolerance. We need to be tolerant of each other’s opinions and differences. We need to be tolerant of each other’s cultures, their choices, their morals and beliefs.
Earlier this month we visited family in northern California. I was struck by a couple of things. First by the natural beauty of the area, second, by the difference between this section of the state and what I remember of the southern areas I have been to, but most importantly the amount of homeless people there were in the city.