Today every thin-skinned, angry person is constantly screaming, “You’re offending me!” The truth is their offense is very seldom legitimate. Most offenses are not created by someone else, they are created by our judgements about why we think they did or said a particular thing.
When we assume to know why anyone does anything we have entered into judgement. Very specifically, we have attached significance to the other person’s actions. According to Jesus, the pain or anger we feel is not based on what the person actually did, it’s based on the significance we attach to it.
Jesus said offenses are going to come but, based on His teaching, if we do not pass judgments we can avoid the pain. JOIN ME this week and we’ll begin to discover how we can live free from judgement and the pain it causes.