To take offense is to expect the other person to have behaved differently, is to assume he is better than he is, is to put him on a pedestal.
But isn’t the highest pedestal reserved only for God, and isn’t the lowest footstool a level surface upon which all of humanity stands?
Good Friday. When God came down, down, down, all the way down to us. Resurrection Sunday. When Jesus bridged the great chasm of death and paved the way up, up, up for us.
She who has been forgiven much, loves much. She who has been forgiven much, cannot help but to forgive others with the same measure of love shown her.
A time to pause, reflect, forgive, love. Blessed Easter :)