The Toxicity of Offense
While we are still breathing offense and strife will be a part of it. The way the body handles stress during traumatic times is way of survival—the fight or flight response. We know from research that prolonged stress can cause all kinds of havoc on the body. Overtime the body breaks down and we can become more vulnerable to diabetes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. Holding onto offense does this to the mind, soul, and body.