We all want to see a more just world. And our natural reaction when we either see or experience injustice is to get angry.
Anger can be a useful emotion IF it causes us to stop tolerating the intolerable.
But that all depends on what you and I do with our anger. It doesn’t matter if the injustice manifests on a personal, family, or societal level …
We have a choice. We can:
- Lash out in an inchoate and even destructive rage. We’ve all done it to one degree or another at one time or another.
- Respond in a thoughtful, peaceful, prayerful, yet still vigorous, way that seeks and demands genuine answers.
Gandhi and MLK Jr. had it right.
Trying to force change on the unrepentant, whose hearts are not open to change, simply doesn’t work.