“Leave the Anger to God”
by Joe Dennis
Dec. 2, 2019
Habakkuk 1:1-4 (The Message)
God, how long do I have to cry out for help before you listen?
How many times do I have to yell, “Help! Murder! Police!” before you come to the rescue?
Why do you force me to look at evil, stare trouble in the face … Read the rest
by Joe Dennis
Fools give fool vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
I was filled with rage.
I was crippled with anger as the General Conference of The United Methodist Church voted to continue its discriminatory policies on LGBTQ people. I shot argumentative texts back and forth with Carla about leaving the … Read the rest
by Nevena Martin
2 Corinthians 5:7: For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Much like my middle child, I’m an emotional person. Lots of big, full-forced feelings bounce around my heart and soul all the live-long day. It’s super fun … Maybe you’re like me in your emotional life. Or, maybe you’re more like my husband, James — steady, … Read the rest
Jesus went all “Jerry Springer” in Matthew 5:17-32. He upended traditional thought by preaching that it’s not the religious laws that ultimately matter, it’s what’s in one’s heart. And if we have God in our heart, we will ultimately follow the law.
For example, anger against another person can grow inside us to the point that it turns into contempt, … Read the rest
by The Rev. Lisa Caine
February 16, 2014
Matthew 5:21-37, Deuteronomy 30:15-20
This has been quite a week, hasn’t it! Snow, ice, and earthquake during the week, and now to top it all off, here on Sunday morning in our Gospel reading, we have anger, murder, lust, deceit, and even a little self-mutilation! I don’t know how we’re going to … Read the rest