In this final week of this short series called “No Offense”, we consider what we do when Jesus is the one who offends us. Are there times when the Gospel shocks us or challenges us in such a way that we feel angry or defensive? Where we want to push Jesus away rather than draw closer? The Good News of God’s Grace is one which offended many people throughout the Biblical story. Sadly, more people today seem to be offended by Christians than by Christ. They are offended at the judgment and exclusivism they witness in our faith, when really, what offended people most about Jesus was how expansive and inclusive His Good News really was.
Let’s consider together where maybe we have been offended by the Gospel, but where it may invite us to more open, generous and grace-filled lives.