Situation: I feel angry, yet know as a Christian I am supposed to be loving. How do I handle this?
Jesus says: Oh, my beloved child, don’t run away from me because you are angry. It’s okay. I will not judge you or your feelings. I will listen with love and understanding. You can even be angry at me. Come to me. Tell me your deepest feelings. By expressing your thoughts you can strengthen our relationship. We will work through your anger together. I will not turn away from you, or be angry or disappointed in you.
Activity: Let Jesus know your feelings. You can express them in any way that makes sense to you. You can talk, write, draw, meditate, or reflect on a passage from the Bible. Only you know what is best. Some people give their anger to Jesus in a prayer of some kind. You have the tools you need to handle the anger. You can also go to someone you know who has a strong and mature faith, someone who is able to accept your anger and help you process your feelings and discover why you are angry. Jesus is present there also. It may take time to work through the situation, and that is all right. You just need to keep working on it until you are able to forgive the person and be at peace with yourself. Remember, by forgiving we are not condoning the actions of others; we are only realizing that we all have weaknesses and we all are beloved children of God. Even the person with whom you were angry.