There is a lot of anger going around today. We are anger with politicians. Angry at corrupt business practices. Angry with those who don’t do things the “right” way (our way). Anger is a normal, human response to discordance in our world. When used wisely, it can bring about a needed correction. But when it’s used improperly, it can make things worse!
In Anger: Minding Your Passion, readers will find a collection of writings exploring the proper use of anger. Contributors, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Frederick Buechner, Howard Thurman, Sue Monk Kidd, and others, validate the emotion of anger and suggest ways for handling one’s ire while still believing in, and being in relationship with, a divine presence.
“Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun.” Frederick Buechner
“Yet anger needs not only to be recognized and allowed; like the grief, it eventually needs to be transformed into an energy that serves compassion.” Sue Monk Kidd
“We Christians are taught to be suspicious of anger, and many of us have felt that anger has no place within forgiveness. But anger serves as a warning signal that we sense a threat to something of value to us....” Flora Slosson Wuellner