“Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the devil.” – Ephesians 4:26-27
Is right and just to be angry about the latest church scandal? YOU BET!
Is it right and just to take your anger out on anyone who speaks to you on social media? Not even a little bit!
Is it right and just to place the blame for EVERYTHING on the laity, Priests, Nuns, Sisters Brothers, Bishops and others who had no clue this was taking place and who heard about this when you did? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Is it right and just to assume everyone is a suspect? NO!
You and I are called to see the GOOD in one another, and in all the events taking place.
Who is the father of lies & chaos? Do not leave room for him.
Ponder for a moment, please:
Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels?”- Matt 26:52-53
Remember our Lords agony in the garden. Stay awake and pray with Him. Do not find yourself chanting “Crucify, crucify him!” to the wheat, who you may pluck out with the weeds.
Stay awake and pray. Grow in humility and love for one another. Use this moment to clean your own home first. Remembering that we all, one day will stand in front of the Just Judge and give an account.