Anger arises from a sense of injustice, which has many malleable causes. You get rid of anger by forgiving. That comes from a greater understanding of motive, cause and most of all a principled love for your fellowman. Forgiveness out of duty is a very difficult thing to do, and although a love for God can empower forgiveness, it is not ultimate unless you find a reason for yourself.
Forgiveness requires a reason to forgive. It takes practice, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes.
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I don’t necessarily disagree, and it would be stupid of me to say that doesn’t work when it works for you. IOW, I am not saying that doesn't work.
But honestly I believe when it comes to forgiveness. One, God has forgiven us, two, He has also already forgiven the transgressor or offender. And He said to forgive, that to me is reason enough. (Though yes easier said then done).
But what if you could not devise a reason to forgive? What if the offence is so heinous to you and you are, or a loved one, is the one who experienced the receiving end of the offence?
What I have found, even if it means doing it begrudgingly if necessary, ask the Lord to have mercy on and forgive the offender is the beginning of having peace with it. For then one would be honest in the Lord’s Presence admitting one can not find it in ones self to forgive, knowing He has. I believe the Lord prefers honesty over all, for He is able to make anything right in one’s heart, mind, and soul. And how can that be done if we know not what it is that is to be healed?
And consider if you passed on tomorrow no one will give two hoots about what made you, or me angry. So what is the value of it anyway?
Consider the bone head that unloaded his magazine into a crowd and a Representative was shot, now 30 days latter other then family and friends and no offence, but what was her name again? And what was that kid’s name?
And as far as justice, if you hate brussel sprouts you just don’t eat them, you don’t go out and start beating them with a shovel out in the garden, or start throwing them off the store shelves, or maybe you do, I don’t know. Haven’t heard anything about brussel sprout killers lately.