Many of us are taught from an early age that human anger is always imperfect and that it’s wrong to express it, especially at Christmas (Unless you’re trying to find a parking spot at the mall). Is it possible that the stifling of our anger, even at this time of year, is chipping away at our humanity and making us less whole?

(Anger is a reminder that we were created for something better than what we have, that we deserve more than the sinful world we inhabit, and that parts of life in this world just aren’t okay! The trick to anger is allowing ourselves to experience it but not letting it lead us to sin. God shows us an anger in the Bible that is constructive, an anger that leads to positive change, justice, and the wellbeing of those around us, ultimately leading to Jesus’s coming into the world to make things right!)

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