“Is it okay to be angry?” Well, that’s a good question, especially as we take a few weeks to look at the Seven Deadly Sins. Have we asked, “Is it okay to be glutinous?” Of course not! Why didn’t we ask, “Is it okay to be envious, or greedy, or lustful?” We didn’t ask these questions because it is a no-brainer – No, it’s not okay! But anger seems to be a little different because we read stories in the Bible where Jesus got angry. So, is it okay to be angry, or not?
As Christians, we look to the Lord Jesus Christ as our role model and guide in all that we do and say. Jesus got angry but still, he never sinned so we will need to dig deep to discover the role anger took in his life. What made it right for him? What will make it right for us? It looks like one question leads to another, but I look forward to seeing how we can grow in our walk of faith together!
Rev. Mary Cox
Associate Pastor for Mission Outreach