We often warn against “becoming” offended; we rarely speak of the results of offending “others”. The results are devastating! In 99% of cases, while offended individuals can overcome offense, there will almost always be a division of friendship. More
Think for a moment of someone in your past who you once enjoyed great fellowship with but through offense one of you became bitter. In 99% of cases, you’re no longer in fellowship with that individual…right? You may be around them; you may even attend the same church… but the closeness and sweetness of that fellowship is broken through offense.