1. open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
• “they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people.
2. (of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person’s general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.
Don’t you like the definition of liberal here? Are we open to opinions. It sounds more flexible and accepting of other people. Unfortunately liberalism has often turned into a narrow and intolerant viewpoint in our often politically charged society. So I say, truce between liberals and conservatives. Advocate for your positions but listen to one another and be open to understanding of one another’s viewpoints. We can allow for differences, can’t we? James 1:19 says, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;” The angry voices cry out loudly on both sides and will not cease. Let’s trade anger for understanding. Let’s accept that we can disagree without being disagreeable. The world is ever changing but God’s love is constant and we are called to live in that love. Gloating over liberal success is as bad as the intransigence of irrational conservatism. We all belong to God so let’s act like it.