Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Some thoughts not my own

Rev. Bror Erickson gives some excellent thoughts about who is the weaker brother and what it means to be offended.

One thing to think about is this.  If you are able to cry out, "I'm offended!" -- you aren't offended in the biblical sense.  To be offended is to be knocked over, fallen and unable to get up, left only to slink away.  If you aren't crushed but rather still wish to fight and lead the charge against another, you aren't offended -- you are indignant.

Indignant is not offended.  We have forgotten the distinction between the two.

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