Don’t let the sun set on your anger
How can bad communication affect us? Many times we find ourselves in the midst of situations where we opt to be quiet or to keep aside. That is usually good. But it is not so if this type of situations affects us directly, such as a family argument, a school problem in which we were involved or a simple mistake at work.
Today we live in a very stressful society and a slight disagreement might lead to grave consequences or anger that might last years.
Perhaps we have heard of situations where brothers and sisters or children and parents stop talking to each other for years and in the end, what is important is not the initial disagreement, but the pride of each one who does not want to yield to the other.
We could ask, where is the spirit of love we remember in church each Sunday? And if we truly want to be good Christians, we need to keep one of the commandments which say: You will love your neighbor as yourself.
Let us not fall into shameful situations which ultimately only sicken the soul and create a hatred or resentment that is not really worthwhile and of where we are the ones ultimately hurt.
Let us not blow misunderstandings out of proportion; rather, let us try to solve them quickly. Delaying the solution is harmful.
Jesus said that, if someone hits you on the right cheek, you should offer the other. Perhaps we don’t go as far as that, but by not responding violently, we benefit much.
My Catholic friend let us be a living witness of the presence of God and let us act as Jesus himself would have. By our works, let us give fruit and proof of the existence of God.
May God fill you with the Holy Spirit.