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The late great writer, Bede Jarrett (1881 - 1937), once wrote: "The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough."

The late great Indian political and spiritual leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), once said, "Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep."

The late great Roman emperor, soldier, and stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 - 180), once said, "How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."

The late great Amercian journalist, Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914), once said, "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."

The late great Chinese thinker and philosopher, Confucius (551 B.C - 479 B.C.), once said, "When anger rises, think of the consequences."

The late great American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), once said, "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."

The late great English playwright and poet, William Congreve (1670 - 1729), once said, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

So, tell me, preacher, "How do we let go of anger?" It wraps itself around us like an ugly yet protective garment! The Holy Bible - the written Word of Almighty God, in our Holy Scripture text for today, issues a dire warning: Anger damages our souls and gives the devil a foothold into our lives!

(From a sermon by George Dillahunty, "Anger - A Satanic Foothold!" 1/14/2009)

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