We all get offended. Jesus, however, did not bring any offense to anyone except to his Father. The message of Jesus was one of forgiveness and peace. He told stories to explain the extraordinary degree of forgiveness for which we are given and expected to give others. Even through his death on the cross, Jesus was not offended by those who crucified him. Instead he asked God to forgive for them acknowledging they didn’t know what they were doing. (See Luke 23:24) Through the sacrifice of Christ, God gave up his right to be offended by our behaviors. Instead God’s grace flows down and we are forgiven, We are called to do the same. How and who we forgive or do not forgive is what we will receive in return.