Seems like everyone is mad these days.
Somebody seems to be mad at somebody else, and then they vent about it on social media, or they get crazy and do something in person to hurt or humiliate someone else.
Its easy to get angry.
When someone says or does something you don’t like or are uncomfortable with – our first reaction many times is to be offended.
Our Pastor, Ray, likes to say “Sometimes the dictionary really preaches.”
So, I looked up “offend”:
offend: to cause difficulty, discomfort, or injury; to cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to cause pain to; violate
So, being offended means that you have some sort of pain or difficulty over what someone said or did. You might have some anger or are annoyed by someone or something.
The Challenge is to live Unoffendable
What if we truly were known as people who couldn’t be offended because we loved so well.
Meaning – if someone hurts us, we are able to forgive, to let them off the hook, not for them to meet our preconceived notion about how they are ‘supposed’ to act – but allowing them space to be who they are, and give grace when they hurt others.