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."


Anonymous 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"

Eric said...

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