Is this the age of the chronically offended?

An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars. Prov. 18:19

Seems like anything we do can hit another person’s hot button. Willingness to befriend another human is read as an endorsement of every position that person holds. Voicing disagreement on a single issue gets labelled hate or heresy. We can read insult into the tone, wording, method of communication…pretty much anything, and take offense. Truth is more than correct doctrine or factual accuracy. Jesus is the truth and the door. Truth is supposed to set us free to experience love and grace rather than offense.

Lord, open the doors of my heart and mind in communication with others.