No place for anger in heaven

MY GRANDSON received a very expensive balloon for his preschool party. Ten minutes before the children and parents arrived, Charlie carried the balloon outside, and, with a flourish, let it go. His father asked, "What are you doing?" Charlie replied, "I'm decorating heaven!"

Then, sensing his father was not appreciative of this, he added, "Daddy, God wouldn't want you to get angry." His sweet innocence gave all of us something to think about and to cherish.

Anger is very sneaky. If someone asks us if we are angry, the reply is often, "Of course not," even though anger may be just barely hidden under the surface. Other times, anger seems to hang in the air and can even be catching.

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Peace at work
July 12, 2010

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