Anger

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Jesus Did What?!

Jesus was angry at one point in the Gospels.  Yes.  Angry. Today, we can get angry at the smallest things: the ATM not working when you need cash, having to go out when it is raining and you get soaked, not getting the right order at McDonald’s…you get the idea. But is any of that […]

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Jesus, the model parent

There are so many ways in which I wish I could be more Christ-like. Of course, we all strive for these qualities, as we should, but it never ceases to amaze me how many new and different ways Christ shows me the ways to be better than I am. I realized another facet recently. Patience. […]

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Forgiveness: How Far is Too Far?

I recently found myself wrestling with God over something:  how to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry. As soon as I figured out what it was that I was having trouble doing – letting go of my anger and resentment over what was not understood or not repented of or at any rate not apologized for […]

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Lessons from The Hulk and St. John Vianney

“That’s my secret Captain, I’m always angry.” When Bruce Banner confessed these words in The Avengers earlier this summer, he and I had a connection. He spoke to the innermost part of my soul. Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic, but nonetheless it was comforting to hear that someone else was struggling with anger–even if it […]

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