So what are we supposed to do when we are angry?
"Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, on your part, live at peace with all. Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for wrath; for it is written 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.' Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing so you will heap burning coals upon his head. Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good."
"Conquer evil with good." That is so, so much easier said than done. A great example of this is seen in the Bible. If you read Matthew 26:50-54 and Luke 22:50-51, you can see a huge difference in the way that Jesus and Peter confronted evil. When Peter realized Jesus was about to be arrested in the garden, he became angry and cut off the high priest's ear, using violence to try to stop evil. However, Jesus had a much better response, and he chose to heal the man's ear, stopping the cycle of violence.
Father Barron said the antidote to anger is forgiveness.
How do you handle anger? Are you quick to forgive?