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4 Quotes From Unoffendable by Brant Hansen

“Quit trying to parent the whole world. Quit offering advice when exactly zero people asked for it. Quit being shocked when people don’t share your morality. Quit serving as judge and jury, in your own mind, of that person who just cut you off in traffic. Quit thinking you need to ‘discern’ what others’ motives are. And quit rehearsing in your mind what that other person did to you.”

“Fact is, most of us don’t get that many opportunities to forgive. Once I realized that, traffic went from being an exercise in anger to ‘forgiveness practice.’ Life is so much better that way.”

“It makes brilliant sense too: just because you haven’t had the opportunity to follow through on what you’d like to do, you’re not morally superior to someone who has had that opportunity. You say you haven’t murdered anyone? Jesus says you’re just as guilty if you’ve truly hated someone. You just didn’t have the guts to do what was in your heart.”

“The lie, for most of us, is that we’ll ‘get there,’ that we’ll somehow, someday, make it to a point where that thing, that whatever, that we think we need to be secure, is finally ours, and we won’t be threatened anymore, because we made it. But there is no ‘there.’ It’s such a pervasive lie, this notion that security comes from something besides God Himself, that professing Christians—even accomplished people in Christian culture—inhale it.”

*All quotes are from Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen

To see my actual review of the book, please visit:

https://prosperityandcalamities.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/book-review-unoffendable-by-brant-hansen/

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