One of the very first lessons my pastor Dr. Dennis Brunet taught me was the sin of offense. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was fourteen years ago. Someone close to me had hurt me, however that person had not actually hurt be directly. It was their behavior in a relationship other than ours that caused my hurt.
When I shared this with Brother Dennis he told me: “You’ve got to get over the sin of offense brother.” I was actually confused by his statement and I said so. He asked me if I was offended by my friend’s behavior, and I said yes. That’s when he said, “This isn’t about you brother; it’s about your friend. Your friend needs your prayers and your grace.”