“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” -James 1:19-20
If you don’t get an issue dealt with — anger piles. So if you get angry about something and don’t deal with it, more and more anger will begin piling up. If you feel angry all the time, it’s because you’re probably not dealing with anger well; you’re allowing it to pile up by not talking about it or dealing with it in healthy ways. If you get angry at inanimate objects, then this is probably you. If a can is in the way and you’re just you yell, “stupid can!” The can didn’t do anything, you put it there! If you find yourself angry at cans and other inanimate objects, you probably need to do some work. So the best thing to do when you feel angry is to talk about it. Talk about the person you’re angry with and if you can’t find that person, talk to a friend who’s going to hear you out.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us to control our anger. Don’t let it pile up.
REFLECTION: Have you let your anger pile up recently?