Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I got some good advice from an old priest once. He said, "Never preach when you're angry, your anger (one way or another) will always become an obstacle to grace."
I really don't know how that can be avoided sometimes, but I offer it to you for what it's worth.
By 12:16 PM, at
I think that is definitely true is you're angry *at* the people you are preaching to... but a little fire and brimstone anger on behalf of others is different, IMHO - there, I think that maybe the caution is not to vent your anger but rather let it motivate. Anger is a great motivator, and not a sin to have... "Be angry, but do not sin."
In short: Go Ryan Go!