A good friend posed the question, after reading our post on neither condoning nor condemning, how we do so without being offensive.
I admit, it’s a really great question.
How many times have we left words unspoken in our mouths because we don’t know how our message will be received? Especially when it comes to our beliefs and values?
The fallback rationalization is usually “I just didn’t want to offend them.”
Kind of funny that we don’t stop and think the same thought when a juicy piece of gossip comes our way. You’ve heard the joke: If you don’t have anything nice to say about anyone, then come sit by me.
But I digress.
I’ve thought about what it is that makes a comment or statement offensive.
We would think it would be the words spoken, right? But I think that is actually a small part of it.
I think it matters most how it is delivered.