Being Consumed By Our Anger Towards Evil

There is no question that the world is filled with an appalling amount of evil and suffering. Aside from the suffering brought about by criminals who wreak havoc into our society, there are other brands of evil that attack our spiritual life. Often they come in the form of atheists who blaspheme God and Christian hypocrites who judge and condemn others like the Pharisees and Sadducees of old times.

Whenever I encounter these kind of people, I often find myself extremely angry. While I have never had any close encounters with cold-blooded criminals (thank God), I have had several heated conversations with non-believers as well as with condemning Christians. I just can’t help but really feel infuriated by all the horrible things that these people are bringing to this world.

All these years, I have always thought that my anger over these things was appropriate and well, approved by God. But reading a blog post entitled, Jesus Used Facebook To Gently Rebuke Me caused me to see my anger towards evil in a new light. It made me re-evaluate the reasons and merits of my actions.

I have been brought into the realization that while my intentions are good, too much anger is dangerous. It is a destructive emotion that does not only destroy our well-being but also consume our good actions.