A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
– Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
It is one thing to be patient when things are going our way; it is another thing to be patient when we feel wronged. As C.S. Lewis stated, “Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying us at the moment.” We show our true wisdom when we are faced with offense. Can we overlook the faults of others – even when it hurts?