The dangerous illusion of anger


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Anger is one of the most powerful and dangerous of emotions, often leading those caught up in it to say and do things they would not otherwise do, including verbal and physical abuse of those who their anger is directed act and even acts of violence including, in extreme cases, the taking of someone’s life. It is also a seductive emotion because it gives those under its spell the illusion of control, of power, when they act on it. This feeling is only temporary, however, because when they sober up and realize what they have done, those who let anger control them find nothing empowering about it and what it caused them to do. They realize, much too late, that they have done a terrible thing that cannot be undone and they now must pay a price, often a heavy one, for letting anger rule them. Properly understood, anger is a trap for the unwary human, a trap set by the one who desires the destruction of all human beings and, in this emotion, has found a particularly potent way of not only destroying those who succumb to its allure, but those around them who must bear the brunt of their rage. No, anger is not empowering, it is destructive. A far better emotion is love, the kind of love that comes from Jesus Christ who called on each and every one of us to love one another as we love ourselves, as we love our loved ones, as we love Him. If we were to do so, then anger would have no place in our lives and the world would be a much better place.


Thursday, Sept. 24

4:30-7 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church holds a spaghetti dinner and bake sale. Eat in or take out.

Saturday, Sept. 26

8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church holds a Churchwide Yard Sale and Breakfast.

Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. The cost is $5 per plate and includes eggs, toast, grits, bacon or sausage, tea or coffee.

The church is located at 843 Old Buncombe Road, Cross Keys.

To get there from SC 49 East, take the right on to Old Buncombe Road at Cross Key House and church is 1.8 miles on the left. To get there from SC 49 West, take Bombing Range Road and it is two miles on the right.

Everyone welcome!!!

9 a.m.-Noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart Street, Union, holds a Free Giveaway of men’s, women’s, children’s, and infant’s clothing as well as shoes and pocketbooks. Because of the possibility of rain, the Giveaway will be held inside the church.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church’s Infant Care Ministry holds a give-away. Lunch will be served also.

Sunday, Sept. 27

2 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church invites pastors, ministers, members, and friends to come worship with us as we celebrate our Annual Women’s Day program along with Sister Debra Allen as our speaker. If you cannot be a part of this special occasion, please pray for us and with us that God will continue to bless this anointed program.

2:15 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their usher program. The speaker will be Rev . Roderick Oglesby of Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuck. We look forward to fellowshipping with you all.

2:30 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church holds their “Men Where Art Thee” Program Part III. The Rev. James Mason of New Emanuel Baptist Church will be the speaker. Rev. Tony and Rev. Laquita Griffin are the pastors of MCCC.

3 p.m.: The Union County Prayer Foundation will be having their 1st Fellowship Service.

3 p.m.: Bethany Baptist Church of Jonesville celebrates its Annual Women’s Day Program. Minister Makefha Watson, a member of the Levitical Ministry of Serenity, will be our guest speaker. Rev. Anthony Wilson, Pastor.

Sunday, Oct. 11

11 a.m. & Noon: Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, holds Homecoming. The Homecoming service will be at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at noon. The Rev. Tuie Wentz, pastor Bethel United Methodist Church, will be preaching at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Anger is one of the most powerful and dangerous of emotions, often leading those caught up in it to say and do things they would not otherwise do, including verbal and physical abuse of those who their anger is directed act and even acts of violence including, in extreme cases, the taking of someone’s life. It is also a seductive emotion because it gives those under its spell the illusion of control, of power, when they act on it. This feeling is only temporary, however, because when they sober up and realize what they have done, those who let anger control them find nothing empowering about it and what it caused them to do. They realize, much too late, that they have done a terrible thing that cannot be undone and they now must pay a price, often a heavy one, for letting anger rule them. Properly understood, anger is a trap for the unwary human, a trap set by the one who desires the destruction of all human beings and, in this emotion, has found a particularly potent way of not only destroying those who succumb to its allure, but those around them who must bear the brunt of their rage. No, anger is not empowering, it is destructive. A far better emotion is love, the kind of love that comes from Jesus Christ who called on each and every one of us to love one another as we love ourselves, as we love our loved ones, as we love Him. If we were to do so, then anger would have no place in our lives and the world would be a much better place.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00033.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Anger is one of the most powerful and dangerous of emotions, often leading those caught up in it to say and do things they would not otherwise do, including verbal and physical abuse of those who their anger is directed act and even acts of violence including, in extreme cases, the taking of someone’s life. It is also a seductive emotion because it gives those under its spell the illusion of control, of power, when they act on it. This feeling is only temporary, however, because when they sober up and realize what they have done, those who let anger control them find nothing empowering about it and what it caused them to do. They realize, much too late, that they have done a terrible thing that cannot be undone and they now must pay a price, often a heavy one, for letting anger rule them. Properly understood, anger is a trap for the unwary human, a trap set by the one who desires the destruction of all human beings and, in this emotion, has found a particularly potent way of not only destroying those who succumb to its allure, but those around them who must bear the brunt of their rage. No, anger is not empowering, it is destructive. A far better emotion is love, the kind of love that comes from Jesus Christ who called on each and every one of us to love one another as we love ourselves, as we love our loved ones, as we love Him. If we were to do so, then anger would have no place in our lives and the world would be a much better place.
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