KEEP YOUR ANGER IN CHECK
Do you find yourself getting angry with others often? Let’s face it. There are plenty of irritating people and circumstances we face each day that provide us with ample opportunities to become angry. Simply driving down the road can be a continued source of irritation as we encounter people driving with reckless abandon. Often, married couples, too, find reasons to become angry, many of which may be justified.
But when your anger turns into revenge, a red flag should go up. Having a desire to get back at another, revenge, is sinful anger. It can be destructive in a marriage and deadly behind the wheel of a car.
We are Catholic. If your anger is justified, express it to another rationally, with diplomacy. If you have difficulty controlling your anger, offer it up to God. Personal sacrifices, like offering up your anger, are great sources of redemptive suffering. Always turn to God as your source of strength in angry situations.
Ponder: What triggers anger in your life and how will you handle it in the future?
Reflect: James 1:19-20
Pray: Heavenly Father, help me always to control my anger and to offer up my feelings of retaliation as a sacrifice for my sins.