So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
Reflect and Pray:
While I am inclined to write about speaking the truth in love, I really need to think about the part dealing with anger. When was the last time you got really, really angry? I invite you to step outside the box and ask yourself some of the following questions. Was the anger justified? When the event happened, did I respond properly? Why did it make me angry? What did I do about my anger? Did I let it fester or use it as an opportunity to make the situation better? Did I let the sun go down on my anger? Pray with me that we would have the courage to ask these questions of ourselves openly and honestly in a spirit of Christian love.