When feeling insulted by people, we can ask 3 questions. 1) is it true? If the person insulting me has benevolent motive, or is known to not dislike me, then it is not an insult. It is a statement of fact. wolow is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
The spirit of offense is rooted in insecurity. Lately it is not so much an individual offense but being offended on behalf of a social justice cause that is problematic. Much of it is nonsense and lies in peoples ignorance. Street preachers have incredible integrity in this area. They are often thrown some of the most vile insults but handle it with grace. Comedians welcome heckling at their early career stages to become better at their craft. Families know how to offend like no other because they know your insecurities.
Equanimity. Man you had me crying with that message last weekend. Walking in unoffendable grace!