So, which comes first; a politician who speaks and acts in ways that get you angry and upset, or a propensity to be angry and upset within yourself before that politician came along?
The truth is that another person never makes us angry. They can’t. They do not control our thinking. They cannot force their thoughts to be our thoughts. They cannot put evil into our mind and make us mad. They have no power over our consciousness.
Anger is a reaction, commonly of pride, self-righteousness, ego, self-indignation, envy, jealousy, and so on. Even in the face of injustice, anger is a choice, not a requirement.
As children of God, we each can respond to any situation, no matter how wrong it appears, with dominion, sound reasoning, calm perspective and words that help and heal. We do not have to let our thinking get lost in blind anger. We can respond with love that improves the situation for everyone.
So, be angry no more! You don’t have to be. You can choose to love instead.
What the world needs now is not more anger, but more love. Lead the way….