March 29 , 1999 - Sunday Sermon
No man should say "God has given me anger," because a true gift of God is self control. Anger, as a rule, is never something you get with your dog, your cat, your car, your food, or your clothes. Anger is something you get with people. As the old song goes, "you always hurt the ones you love." And the people you love are the ones you never should hurt at all. If in fact the teaching is to Love your enemies.
Bless those who curse you, Be good to those who hate you, Pray for anyone who uses you: What can anger pointed at love ones do? You see Anger is a funny little spirit; it's sneaky, cunning, and most of all dangerous.
Anger moves quickly, leaving a person no time to deal with it's ingredients. Anger is like bread, with all you put in it, sometimes the smallest substance is the yeast. But without that very yeast, there is no bread as most of us know it.
SHE GOT ME ANGRY. HE HURT ME. I'VE GOT TO GET EVEN. I AM A MAN. TREAT ME LIKE A WOMAN. MY CHILDREN. MY MONEY. MY PEOPLE. MY PRIDE.
We put all these things into "the mixing bowl;" but like wheat, rye, white, and French the yeast makes up the bread. Murder, Revenge, Getting drunk, Adultry, Wife beating, Husband shooting... Some people abandon their children, and ten years after you ask that man or woman why did he or she did it and most, if they are honest, will simply say, "I just got angry."
So you see anger is the yeast, that little thing that pops-up and causes us to do everything that we felt we would not do.
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