Monday, May 05, 2008

Offended? Angry? Using the Silent Treatment?

This is my summary of what mainly stuck out to me from church yesterday. Hope it's as helpful to you as it is to me.

When we are angry, it is usually because we feel we deserved better. Therefore, we are crushed, disappointed, bitter... hoppin' mad. Anger can also be seen in giving someone the oh-so-ugly silent treatment or acting one way on the outside while steaming on the inside... it's an issue of the heart, and when unchecked, it can and will lead all the way to murderous hate, like Cain. Do not be like Cain. Remember, you deserve death. Those last 2 sentences are what I hope and pray I'll remember the next time I'm tempted to huff and puff over my so-called rights being violated... I deserve death.

2 comments:

Vivian said...

Very good! The "silent treatment" is forbidden at our house. As is the " 'd' word." Love you and miss you, sis!

sarahdodson said...

I agree with my mom. This IS good. I hate the silent treatment and strive not to use it, but I have certainly been guilty of it. Thanks for sharing!