Monday, January 28, 2013

Managing Anger

Hey, guys! It's been a LONG while since I've posted so I thought I'd post before I left for my grandpa's funeral. Anna and I had basketball practice tonight and we had our first game Saturday. It was fun. I must say, Anna was very good for her first time! It was seriously tiring, but super fun! In case you don't know, Anna and I do Upward together, a Christian organized basketball program. Our verse today was very good. I can't remember all of it, but this is what I can remember: "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry." This is something you have to apply daily in your friendship or any relationship. We also brought up the old saying: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. This is not true. In fact, broken bones heal better than a troubling memory. When you break your leg, for instance, it'll heal in maybe a month at the most, but words are damaging and hurtful. Once they're there, you can't take them back. They're in and you can't get them out. It's a lasting, terrible memory that can permanently damage your relationship with your friend or family member.

So, remember, whenever you're about to drill your friend about something (even if they totally deserve it), stop, and think: What would Jesus do? It's better to keep your mouth shut than say something you'll regret.
In Christ,