Reflection: Whatever you've been seeing in others, is what you can work on in yourself.
Expansion: Let's be deeply honest with ourselves. We have moments - in the course of ordinary interactions - where we find ourselves overwhelmed with emotion (good or bad). These emotions rise because we find something relatable to our own experience. We act as mirrors to one another. Insecurities create sensitivity to any remark made in the same vein of our own tenderness. We draw these unintentional blasphemies into our hearts, often risking offense. Words and emotions are powerful motivators, which is why we need to make sure that we aren't being led by toxic ones.
Application: Honor yourself by being committed to truth. When offenses cling like static, it is because we have (on some level) come into agreement with them. With the swell of these emotions, ask where they are really rooted. You will find the answer if you seek honestly. Sit with this a moment, until you feel you can move forward in truth and light.
Scripture: Galations 6:4 advises "But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another."
Haggai 1 has the theme "Consider your ways."