Jesus said: “Anger is a material manifestation which represents, in a general way, the measure of the failure of the spiritual nature to gain control of the combined intellectual and physical natures. Anger indicates your lack of tolerant brotherly love plus your lack of self- respect and self-control. Anger depletes the health, debases the mind, and handicaps the spirit teacher (the indwelling spirit) of man’s soul.
Have you not read in the Scriptures that ‘wrath kills the foolish man,’ and that man ‘tears himself in his anger?’ That ‘he who is slow of wrath is of great understanding,’ while ‘he who is hasty of temper exalts folly?’
You all know that ‘a soft answer turns away wrath,’ and how ‘grievous words stir up anger.’ ‘Discretion defers anger,’ while ‘he who has no control over his own self is like a defenseless city without walls.’
‘Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous.’ ‘Angry men stir up strife, while the furious multiply their transgressions.’ ‘Be not hasty in spirit, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.'”
Before Jesus ceased speaking, he said further: “Let your hearts be so dominated by love that your (indwelling) spirit guide will have little trouble in delivering you from the tendency to give vent to those outbursts of animal anger which are inconsistent with the status of divine sonship.
When men shut off the appeal to the spirit that dwells within them, there is little that can be done to modify their attitude.
“You should remember that in body and mind — emotionally — men react individually. The only uniform thing about men is the indwelling spirit. Though divine spirits may vary somewhat in the nature and extent of their experience, they react uniformly to all spiritual appeals. Only through, and by appeal to, this spirit can mankind ever attain unity and brotherhood.”
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