I've recently become aware that a few people have "un-friended" me on facebook because I've offended them. Well, I stand by what I've said before, sometimes you have to offend the mind to expose the heart. I think if I have offended someone (unintentionally) then, it's probably more about them than it is about me. Instead of being offended why not open up a dialog (again something I've said before). Offense can be an invitation to a conversation. How in the world are we supposed to work things out and find common ground if there's no dialog?
I spent the first 34 years of my life trying to be everything to everyone all the time and it got me no where fast. These days, I know who I am and Whose I am. And if that offends someone, well then so be it.
There's a line in the song 'I just showed up" by Sara Groves that goes:
I'm going to look you in the eyes
I'm going to listen and hear until it's finally clear and it changes our lives
Those are the kind of relationships I want.
I hope you find something that fills you with beauty today.