Four Minutes

How long does it take to catch feelings?

To get offended?

To be overwhelmed by emotion?

The trek up Kilimanjaro

Takes about a week

Of committed hiking

To reach the summit,

But a mountain’s worth of offence

Can form out of thin air

In four minutes or less

And may take decades to overcome.

There’s something about the human heart

And it’s appetite for division

That often makes much of little things

That could have easily been

Overlooked or discussed,

Yet have somehow mutated

Into formidable walls of segregation

In a matter of minutes.

A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle – Proverbs 18:9

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