Anger can be a healthy response to suffering and injustice, but before our healthy anger at injustices can help transform the world, we must first address our unhealthy anger. When we recognize our unhealthy anger as a projection of our own experiences and shortcomings, we can begin to change.
Our judgmental anger and our deep-rooted anger may require a counselor’s assistance and a lot of time with God as we seek to see ourselves through the pain and take care of ourselves. However, once we begin to heal, we are better able to be compassionate and to engage in transforming actions that help make the world a better place.
This message is adapted from “Faith reflections: The anger signal” written by Inez Torres Davis in the September 2006 issue of Café magazine.