“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
– Proverbs 19:11
|In today’s world, everyone is offended. It’s getting worse and worse like people think they’re only strong if they’re offended. I’m troubled because it seems like the more educated someone is, the more likely they are to be offended. Whether it’s in politics or religion, there are so many people in the faith that are offended and always angry about every little thing. Being offended does not mean you’re strong. Being offended does not mean you’re smart. Being offended usually means you’re insecure. And when it’s a big thing, it makes sense, but it seems like so many of us are almost looking to be offended. Instead, we need to look to reconciling. We need to look towards mercy. We need to look to instruct, to have compassion, to understand our neighbor, to understand people that disagree with us, and to follow people on Twitter we disagree with. Life is too good to spend even a second being offended. Enjoy your life. People are offensive, in general. It’s just like a law. Some people definitely cross the line and that’s true, don’t be offended every day. If you’re offended every day, it’s too much. You get like once a month, okay?
Help me, God, to stay unoffended. Help me strive towards peace and not arguments.
How can you move from offense to reconciliation?