I live in an angry nation. In fact, we all live in an increasingly enraged world and it seems to be worsening. Outrage is now the “go-to” emotion that is intended to prove just how legitimate and serious whatever we want done actually is. But there is danger where there is unchecked anger. Deep rage and bitterness have long since been expunged from my soul, but mild to spicy anger still pops up in me. But far too much is damaged in my relationship with God and my calling on earth to cling to anger or unforgiveness. I must resist the convenience of anger and choose thoughtful, effective action embodied and practiced in love. “Be angry and sin not” is possible but tricky. Lord, deliver me from selfish entitlement and grant to me humble kindness to others at all times, even when fighting hard for what is truly just and good. 


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