Today Jonathan is over at A Life Overseas, writing about anger:
What do you think of these statements?
“Missionaries are some of the most peaceful people I know; they really seem to have figured out how to seek peace and pursue it.”
“Overseas workers are good at letting the peace of God rule in their hearts.”
Has that been your experience? Yeah, me neither. I think we’d NEVER use the word “peaceful” to describe ourselves or our coworkers. And I think that’s really, really sad. But anger’s not the problem. Anger’s the symptom that points to the problem. So I’d like us to pause and ask, “Where is our anger coming from? What’s going on under the surface of our souls?”
Often, the ones who don’t show anger just bury it. And then, like other negative emotions we’re not too fond of, it bubbles up. Like the deepwater oil rig in the Gulf, something blows, and black tarry stuff explodes from the deep and ruins paradise (or Florida).
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