A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.Proverbs 15:1 NIV
The day after the Capitol was invaded, I saw an image of politically-motivated expletives spray-painted 10-feet high in neon orange on the brick exterior of a local church. Naturally, the Christian community was outraged.
I was angry and disgusted, not only about the vandalism, but also to see fellow believers expressing their anger condemning the vandals with the very same four-letter word screaming from the church building.
In disbelief, I yelled “Good Grief, what is wrong with people! How can they call themselves Christians and use the same vulgar language as the criminals? That just makes us all look like jerks!”
As soon as the words left my lips, the Holy Spirit whispered, “How was your reaction any different?”[Read more…] about How to Handle Righteous Anger