Pain does that to one, I suppose, and as I can't lash out at my own body, and going head-to-head with God is kinda stupid, well...
But there is a way out of anger. The sonnet below first appeared as a comment to Debi Walter's blog, The Romantic Vineyard.
A mild answer turns the wrath,
so does the Bible tell,
for anger's the red-lit path
that leads us straight to hell.
Irritation's like a bird
that alights in our hair,
but it would clearly be absurd
to allow it nesting there.
Humility's the greatest grace
to move hot rage along
for we've been in the other's place;
we also have done wrong.
So smile, forgive, don't make a fuss,
'cause God knows, and has forgiven, us.
Music from Billy Joel, with Pressure
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.