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