Msgr. Esseff explores the dangerous territory of ANGER. How do you deal with your anger? The pain that anger can inflict is incredible. It can be used as a weapon to hurt others. We, too, can be hurt by our anger. When you experience do you turn immediately to the Father, to Jesus, to Mary? Do you invite the Holy Spirit into the anger? TAKE TIME TO PRAY. The words and actions we do in a moment of anger can cause deep wounds that fester in the one you lash out at for years. PATIENCE. Do not give the devil a chance to hurt. We need to resolve anger with the help of God. He wants to heal us! Invite God into your anger, rage, or fury. Be very careful with your tongue.
From the NAB Ephesians 4
26 Be angry but do not sin;u do not let the sun set on your anger,*
27 and do not leave room for the devil.v
2 9No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear.x
30 And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption.*
31 All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice.y