angerFinally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means. It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up. (Twelve and Twelve, p92)

The grudge you hold, the anger you maintain, the jealousy you feel, in fact, any form of resentment that we hold, comes at a very dear price. The Spirit can not be maintained while it is present. We lose the Spirit’s presence, our connection to Him that created us.

We often feel very, very justified. Perhaps even that there is a righteousness to our indignation that somehow sanctifies our hatreds and angers. We are most often wrong in that belief. Unto us is given to forgive and the judgements are to be left to Him. When we presume to do His job and make judgement, He withdraws.

We often love to wallow in our anger and our hurts, trying to harvest comfort from the self-pity. It is always a disappointing crop. We do not only miss-nurture ourselves, we cut ourselves off from Him who can truly nurture and heal us.

Blessings, roger