Colossians 3:13-15 says, "13 forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as [a]the Lord forgave you, so also do ye: 14 and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of Christ [b]rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful."

Offenses come whether you are a believer or not.  It is literally impossible to be alive and human on this earth without offending someone and being offended.  Any true relationship will at some point experience conflict and it is so healthy for us to know how to handle conflict in a biblical fashion. 

Jesus told the disciples to forgive seventy times seven times. He told them to forgive their enemies and pray for those that despitefully used them.  Jesus’ remedy for offense is forgiveness. Hurts come from so many places around us but it is up to us to choose forgiveness on a daily basis. 

The truth of God is that He forgives us, He pursues relationship with us no matter how much we have wronged Him. How much more should we forgive one another? Relationships are not always easy but God has called us to walk alongside one another in this life. We are called to be in relationship with God and one another. It is to God's glory that the world see our love for one another and the world.  Jesus demonstrated this for us and prayerfully, we can be the Christlike example for the world to see.