Banishing anger for Good

THERE ARE TIMES when anger may feel justified.

It can simmer and then erupt like a volcano over a perceived injustice. It could be over issues like a dereliction of duty, or witnessing or hearing about those who cause intentional harm and suffering to others; a policy that intentionally misleads the public; or perhaps the abuse of a child, the elderly, or mistreatment of animals who are unable to defend themselves. These are some of the kinds of wicked behavior that can bring forth "righteous" fury.

A momentary flash of anger may serve to act as a wake-up call to a greater mission. Even Jesus, the Son of God, who disdained violence, purged the house of God by turning over the tables of money-changers, driving them out of the temple (see Matt. 21:12, 13).

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No place for anger in heaven
July 12, 2010

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