Anger Can Kill Your Connection With God

Let me share with you some words I picked up from a blog post I read this morning titled, “Whoever is Angry with his Brother:” “Our relationship with God cannot be separated from our relationship with one another. Put simply, if we are on bad terms with each other, we can not approach God with an open and loving heart.” I found these words to be a very good source of reflection. They made me realize that anger can kill your connection with God.

Anger is one of the seven deadly sins, however anger too is human nature. So how can we keep ourselves from committing this grave sin when for a fact being angry is a natural human emotion? Well, I’d like to answer this according to what I heard from a homily a while ago. When someone does something bad to you and you feel the emotion of anger, this is not a sinful act. However, what you do with these emotions can be the source of sin–for example hitting the person that has wronged you.

Anger, although seemingly trivial can separate us from God. As a matter of fact, it has the power to consume us and kill our love for God. Let us pray everyday that we remain in control of our emotions that we may keep our connection with God strong. Anger can kill your connection with God, but don’t let it.