What if Jesus wasn't willing to offend the men who were prepared to stone a woman to death for being unfaithful to her husband? What if Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't willing to offend white bigots with his message of equality of all peoples? What if Susan B. Anthony just wasn't prepared to offend male American citizens with her idea that women's voices matter(ed) just as much as her male counterparts?
The pattern that I see in all of these reformers is that they went about their missions in a very well-intentioned and kind manner. Revolutionary thoughts are never easy to swallow because they force us to change, and we really like being comfortable. So, my thoughts are this: be brave enough to offend someone in the name of love, kindness, and equality.
Peace, Love, and Laughter,