Have you ever been driving along, enjoying the scenery, and then out of nowhere you hear noises—whump-thump, whump-thump—noises that can only mean a flat tire. Something sharp must have penetrated the tire, and you have to pull over and deal with it.
In our lives, sometimes there are sharp words, thoughtless actions, or misunderstandings that puncture our hearts and cause pain. Sometimes we have to pull over, take some time, and deal with them. How we handle the offenses that occur helps determine the quality of our lives.