VERSE OF THE DAY
It can be a God moment when you get messages from others all around the same subject! That’s what happened to me today. The subject – Anger.
I have been appalled by the behaviors reported on the news lately. Anger is high, everywhere. Some for good reason – injustice, senseless crimes, ineffective government systems. And some, well…
From another source in my inbox, this reminder came:
Faith requires meekness, not fury. We are to live by the Spirit, not by those opposing desires of the flesh where anger is lumped together with quarreling, strife, and dissentions. The strife is over.
Jesus only get angry once. He flips a few tables and goes right back to being meek and mild (in every version of the story). So what are we to do with our anger when the battle is not yet won?
Help us, O God, to find a faith that reminds us that meekness is not passivity but proactive generosity. Help us find the right road to live out this faith that honors your people and your hope for your people. Use us to turn the world upside down, showing love, not hatred, life not death, kindness not brutality. Send your Spirit…Amen.