Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Understanding your emotions and how to deal with them

Serious words about serious words Matthew 5:21-22
Even if you are angry with someone, you are subject to judgement and if you call someone "an idiot" ....., curse someone you are in danger of the fires of hell..... Anyone who hates his brother , is a murderer ." ... ( Various translations)
The point is that destructive and deterministic words about people made in the image of God , deny them the possibility of all they can be as men made in the Image of God. Words , rather than anger itself, is focused on .

The common secular deterministic world view of the present time limits men to a restricted view of " anger being wrong " because that Wview presummes in its own logic that men are " not what they can be, but what their genes tell them to be" )Anger can lead to sin, but anger itself in the Jc tradition is not in itself a sin . more on dogood
Other followers have added a little more to remind newcomers to the faith ( the corinthians for eg ) that anger is not a sin but "be angry , but don't sin" .

Jesus was seldom pedestrian in his focus and seriuos talk - but seriuos you have to be, if we are truly to avoid living on the plain, afraid of danger and always acting like sheep .
adventure forth and live on the edge!


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