Word for the Week: Anger

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Unless you are living in a monastery, you’ve had to notice that there are people everywhere angry about everything.

Their issues include who is in the White House, and who isn’t. What was said, and what was left out at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

Some are still fuming about the new Supreme Court justice. Were the allegations true? Should they have been heard? Should he have been given that coveted seat?

And let’s not even get started about Kanye West and his statements about, well, everything. Some cheered him on.  Others did not.

To be honest, these days, it can seem that whatever you like, someone else is angry at you for liking it.

Did you know that there is no scripture that condemns anger?  What we are told is to NOT let the sun go down while we are still angry.  In other words, it shouldn’t be an emotion that goes on and on day after day, week after week.

For one thing, if fury stays too long, it could push you to that point where you are saying things that don’t line up with being a Godly person.

And if that happens, it means you’re not doing what you were born to do: you’re not living in a way that honors God and makes others want to do the same.

When it seems you’re about to lose it, remember that Jesus was angry when people were selling things in the temple.  He drove them out….and then went right back to healing and sharing God’s love.

So, when anger threatens to take you over the edge, literally do what Jesus did: fix what’s wrong, and then get back to doing things that honor God.

And that’s our Word for the Week!

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