Anger votes …

image“Let them know what you think of them, blast them with your red-hot anger.” Psalm 69:24

Throughout the presidential primary campaign, one candidate has unleashed a group of people who usually aren’t interested in politics. Mr. Trump has riled up the anger in people by promising to cure all the ails of the country. These people are said to be casting an anger vote for Mr. Trump because they relate to the way he presents issues. Nothing good comes from anger. Many other candidates have said similar things but have not been heard, because they approach the campaign from a more passive approach.

As a kid I couldn’t talk to my parents about things close to my heart. I don’t think that was uncommon for my generation. We didn’t have the dinner-time table conversation of controversial subjects or news of the day. I think mostly we just ate and cleaned up the dishes and went our own way.

Not too long before I graduated from high school, I decided I didn’t want to go to business school in Omaha but wanted to go to California. One night I finally got up the courage to tell my parents, and it went something like this, “I DON’T WANT TO GO TO OMAHA!” Tears and all. My angry confrontation trumped my ability to be civil. Sorry for the pun.

Lord, help us sort out when to expend angry energy. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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