Tuesday, Sept.30/14 watch out for anger


Daily reflections: Tuesday: September 30/14


Gospel: Luke 9:51... we read that Jesus has decided to go to Jerusalem and to does so he was passing through the area of Samaria and the Jews and the Samaritans were enemies. As a result, the Samaritans did not welcome Jesus or his followers because they knew he was going to Jerusalem. When James and John saw a Samaritans were rude to Jesus and discriminated against them, became very angry and punitive and this rejection. Their anger resulted in the wanting God strike down the Samaritans as a punishment for their rejection of Jesus. We read that Jesus turned to them and rebuked them. By doing so and Jesus made it very clear that he was not punitive or judgmental and let God was not judge metal or punitive. This is a hard lesson for his followers to learn and it\'s a hard lesson for the followers of Jesus to learn even today. It seems like a natural inclination to become punitive when one experiences rejection by either individual or group of people.


Reflection: in the face of rejection of you felt the anger and perhaps the desire to punish?


Prayer: I know that life can be very difficult at times as we live out our relationships and sometimes we misinterpret the words or actions of others or we easily take offense and wish to lash out at the punitive. I know that if I really take ownership of my anger and the fear underline my anger I will not take offense nor act in a punitive way towards a person or a group of people. Amen