There is a lot of anger being voiced in my country right now. The presidential elections have provided a channel for the anger and pent-up frustration of millions of voters to surface and take center stage in public debate.
Anger can play a role in jolting the human consciousness out of dreamy and apathetic states to recognize a need for reform, but it’s never going to be the tool that brings about genuine reform and takes collective thought to a better place. Anger is like fire that devours and destroys, and if allowed to get out of control can lead to devastating consequences.
So, I’m praying for the electorate in my country to take the higher road of love and wisdom to solve our nation’s problems. And that everyone in this country can feel the power and presence of divine Love in their lives to effect the needed changes that will make our country a better place to live.
Love is power. It is intelligent, competent, aware, knowledgeable, sharp, and able to make the best decisions. Love is not just a human affection. It is God, an all-knowing, all-wise Mind that can straighten out evil messes and make wrong right. The Mind of Love can “get the job done!”
When I see angry faces on TV now, I pray to see the presence of divine Love in that person’s life helping them find calm and rational judgment that leads to sensible decision-making. I pray to not let their anger become my anger.
Uncontrolled anger is not a virtue. It is a weakness. Love is power, and Love is strength. And its demonstration starts with me. And you too!
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace” Col. 3:12-15, NLT.