Anger

Scripture reading

My dear brothers and sisters take note of this; everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

–James 1:17

Thought of the Day

You may have heard of the classic book on the life of Christ, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD. Mrs. Fulton Oursler, the wife of the man who wrote this book, once told of how she used to count to ten whenever she was provoked and became angry. She knew that the time it took her to count was most important in defusing the situation. One day she counted in her head, the first ten words of the Lord’s Prayer. Guess what? Now instead of counting she recites; Our Father which are in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Pretty smart lady, I think. Pretty hard to be angry after those ten words.

Prayer

Our Father which are in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Amen.

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