All Saints Messenger - August 9, 2018

posted Oct 4, 2018, 11:32 AM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

"Be angry but do not sin." Have you ever been  hangry--so hungry you became angry? When we are hangry, there is not enough sugar in the brain, making us rather unpleasant. Only one thing cures "hanger": food. 

Paul is talking about a different kind of anger, a spiritual anger-- spanger, if you will: a combination of spirituality and anger. It's the kind of anger that emerges when things are not as God intended them to be. There is really only one thing that cures "spanger": the truth. This is the kind of anger that demands speaking truth to injustice, lies and corrupt power. There are moments and seasons of life that call for "spanger"--and for care that our anger does not turn into hatred. "Spanger" exists because we love the world God loves, and we desire this world to be the way God created it to be.

Lord, sometimes I get angry when I think about the way things are. Teach me to love, inspire me to speak truth and guide me in your way. Amen.

See ya Sunday!

Fr. Gary+