Offended

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

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Hi Gramps,

We recently visited a less-active sister and found out that the reason was that she got offended by the “cutting remarks” from the Stake President. How do you appease this situation? Thanks!

Lex

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Hello Lex,

In our experiences in the Church, we tend to meet someone who had been offended by what a Stake President or Bishop once said.

In October 2006, Elder David A. Bednar, instructed and taught members of the Mormon Apostle David A BednarChurch a wonderful lesson regarding “taking offense”, titled, “And Nothing Shall Offend Them.”

My first recommendation would be to read a talk given by Elder David A. Bednar. He places being offended within the right perspective, and shares how he would introduce to the subject matter to members who are/were in a similar position as this inactive sister you care for.

So as not to take away from Elder Bednar’s words, I will write no more, and invite you to read his words.

I believe after you have read these words, if you pray also, the Lord will inspire you to know what to do.

Gramps

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We recently visited a less-active sister and found out that the reason was that she got offended by the "cutting remarks" from the Stake President. How do you appease this situation?

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