Friday, March 9, 2012

Anger and Emotions

Dear Parishioners,

Jesus was like us in all ways except sin. Today’s Gospel (John 2:13-25) tells us that he was angry. His anger was in response to the lack of respect and the unjust way the people were treating the Temple. Immediately afterward, however, he continued his ministry of preaching and teaching with calmness, conviction, and clarity.

It’s okay to get angry… as long as we keep our emotions in good control. When you find yourself about to get angry, try your best to link your reaction to good reason, love, and humility. Once you have said your piece or made your point, make sure to resolve the situation by restoring love, calmness, and trust in your relationships.

- Deacon Robert

“Our home is Heaven. On earth we
are like travelers staying at a hotel.
When one is away, one is always
thinking of going home.”
- The Cure D’Ars