Thursday, March 3, 2005

CHOOSING TO CUT ANGER LOOSE. "I knew I had to choose between clinging to my anger and being sure of death, or cutting my heavy load of angry judgments and trusting that I would not vanish into nothingness. Very deep in me I knew that there would be arms to catch me. I knew that beyond my anger there was love. I heard it clearly: 'God's saving justice is never served by human anger' (James 1:20, NJB). A feeling of great safety engulfed me. It was as if someone put a hand on my forehead and said, 'Don't be afraid.'" -- Henri J. M. Nouwen in an article titled "Anger's Burden" in Weavings, Volume IX, Number 2, March/April 1994

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