Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. (Robert Green Ingersoll, 19th century American orator)

An unknown writer observed: “It’s a child’s reaction to an adult situation. And still another: “Anger is one letter short of danger.” If all that is true, why is anger such a prevalent response in modern communication and interaction? The Bible notes that “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back (Prov. 29:11). Mature adults are careful not to lose their way in anger.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26).