STOP AND THINK – If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrows. (Chinese proverb)

Quite often our anger is expressed in an unexpected moment. Our angry words cannot be taken back, and even if we apologize, the damage has been done, and the hurt may remain for a long time. If we could just control our anger for that moment, as the proverb suggests, we would save ourselves and those we’ve hurt a lot of heartbreak and anguish.

For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife (Proverbs 30:33).