Anger without sin?

Today's Photo: "Welcome Bugs"

Highlights of today:
-Playing guitar at the nursing home
-Sharing a hymnal with Margaret
-Eating pudding
-Signing all my insurance paperwork
-Touring an outdoor summer camp and enjoying NATURE!
-Discussing life with seven 15-year-olds for two hours

This afternoon at our staff meeting, we discussed a passage from Ephesians. There is one part I've been thinking about all day. In it, Paul says, "Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger." I have a confession. I am great at letting my anger fester internally. How interesting that Paul says, "Be angry but do not sin." What does that mean? What does that look like? I think it's quite a line. I like it! It gives permission for legitimate anger and frustration. But where do we go from there? How can we resolve those feelings that bubble and grow and choke us - the feelings that keep us awake late at night - long after the sun has set.

I don't exactly know how to be angry without sinning. But I think there must be a way. Probably through conversation, dialogue, and patience.

I pray that whatever you're up to today - and whatever you're feeling - you go to sleep tonight without a dose of anger rustling around in your beautiful brain. Sleep tight, friends. Sleep tight.

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