Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thought for the week


I happened to notice this posted outside a church here in Fredericksburg, VA today. Very appropriate, I think, in this age of pervasive victimhood.
"It is as much a Christian duty to avoid taking offense as it is to avoid giving offense."
Brilliant.

2 comments:

jonz said...

Ah-ha! I've heard that one before when I was going through my hippy phase! I believe Ken Keyes coined the phrase in the '60s

"You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Higher-Consciousness-Ken-Keyes/dp/1870845242

Eric said...

Heh...I hadn't heard the phrase before (or its variations), but thought there was much wisdom in it.