Anger: We’ve Got To Do Better

Updated: Nov 16, 2019


“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. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:19-21 NIV

 

The Book of James concentrates on questions of daily living in God’s good creation. He considers such practical issues such as concern for the poor, responsible use of wealth, control of the tongue, purity of life, unit in the community of Christ-followers, and above all patience and endurance during the times of trial. Last week’s post focused on the trials and endurance while this week’s post will be based on that one human emotion that we all can relate to: anger. • Did you know that on this day, April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated? • Did you know that anger is experienced in our bodies as well as in our minds? • Did you know that the inside your brain, neurotransmitter chemicals known as catecholamines are released causing you to experience a burst of energy lasting up to several minutes? • Did you know that in 2016, there were 2,570 black on black crime committed in the United States (lower than the white on white crime rate)