Southerners have one way to avoid being offensive.
I have a way never to be offended ever again!
The Southern way will make you smile (I'll put it at the end).
The way I discovered will free you from ever being offended: knock off identity politics. If you identify by gender, lifestyle, party, hero, celebrity or philosophy, you will be offended.
There's a better, wonderful, fulfilling, freeing, life-changing way.
This is HUGE!!!!
Don't take it from me. Read it directly from God:
"There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus."*
That's stunningly profound!
Think about it. Wouldn't you like to be free from offense forever? Discard the rest and take on only one identity: identity in Christ!
“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”**
Oh, and don't forget the Southern way:
* Galatians 3:28
** 1 Peter 2:10