A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 10 June

2 Corinthians 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Ps 85; Matthew 5:20-26

Anger can be OK

Anger is a perfectly acceptable emotion; even Jesus got angry with the buyers and sellers in the Temple. But like all our emotions, anger can be used for good or for ill. Good anger motivates us to protect ourselves and to protect others. Destructive anger, particularly brooding anger, makes us call people "fool" and "renegade;" it can even move us to hurt or even kill. So if you feel angry with someone, either fix it or forget it. Easier said than done! If you can't resolve your anger, tell God you want to, and wait for his grace.

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