It seems like people are more offended in the world today, everything we say or do offends people.
Part of the problem is how good it feels to be the offended party. Expressing your offense let’s you feel heard and powerful. It makes it clear that you and everyone else around that you are righteous and that your opinion is the proper one. When someone tries to counter your offense by explaining the reasonableness of their position, our default mode kicks in to feel all the more validated in our offense. If they need to defend themselves then we must be right.
The problem with being offended
Expressing your offended ness doesn’t change anything. It just sets in stone both parties more firmly in their view points. On top of that being the offended party tends to put you in the position to be a victim, which is overly contrary to how Jesus demonstrated his people to operate.
Let’s not be people who are easily offended. Let’s be “quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friendsProverbs 17:9
Proverbs 19 goes on to say that it’s a person’s glory to overlook an offense. If you want to be a loving, glorious person, stop being so offended.
We need to be a people who operate with humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
Hate does not add up to Love. Hate creates hate. I cannot phantom the idea that anyone thinks like this.
It will always be like John Dickerson said “United We Stand, divided we fall.
Good will always Triumph over Evil.
Light overcomes darkness.
It is very disturbing to me that parents don’t teach their children this. And teachers don’t teach this in their class.