Be victor over anger; not a victim

February 28, 2013 | 2 comments

He who angers you conquers you.
~ Elizabeth Kenny
Would you rather be a victim or a victor?
If a victor, then don’t let another’s actions fill you with anger. Pride, ego, and self-righteousness are the enemies to fend off and defeat. They swell their victim with fury and catapult its mind into a state of weakness, unwise action and vulnerability.

In a timeless article titled “Love your enemies,” Mary Baker Eddy wrote,


“Who is thine enemy that thou shouldst love him? Is it a creature or a thing outside thine own creation?…
“Simply count your enemy to be that which defiles, defaces, and dethrones the Christ-image that you should reflect.”  Miscellaneous Writings, page 8
Nobody can rob you of reflecting Christ’s image!


2 thoughts on “Be victor over anger; not a victim”

  1. I’ve read that statement about enemies from Mrs. Eddy several times before. But in the context of your writing, Evan, for the first time I SEE that enemies are not ever other persons, but self righteousness thoughts, angry thoughts, victimized thoughts,etc. and those are the enemies that must be banished! Then we can be about our job of reflecting, and thinking and acting like our Father! Love this, thank you!

  2. I have a way of controlling anger which I am fully in control, and that is simply knowing that Evil is neither Person, Place, or Thing as Mrs. Eddy brings out in Science And Health. The individual who expresses wrong doing, I (Actingly) lash out at him/her who is seemingly reflecting the wrong doing so that I can destroy it. After, I make joke of it. IT WORKS ALL THE TIME.

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