Anger is born of fear

7 Jan

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Anger was part of our discussion at our Men’s Bible Study this morning.

Years ago, Mother Angelica (EWTN) said:

“You’re angry because you are afraid.”

Does that really make sense?

For example, if I get angry when someone disagrees with my firmly held belief, does that mean I’m afraid?

One of our greatest needs is to feel secure. When someone threatens that security, we are afraid. So, when someone challenges your faith, in which you find security, you do get afraid and angry. But, what does that say about your faith? Are you really that secure? Is your faith mature and strong?

One of our men this morning stated that one need not be afraid of disagreement because Truth will come out on top.

God’s word builds up our faith and confidence in him:

God is for us a refuge and strength,

a helper close at hand, in times of distress:

so we shall not fear though the earth should rock,

though the mountains fall into the depths of the sea,

even though its waters rage and foam,

even though the mountains be shaken by its waves.

The God of hosts is with us:

the God is Jacob is our stronghold.  (Ps 46:2-4)

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