Many people this Christmas season and all year for that matter will get angry and mad. Some will take it out on others. Some will feel like they have sinned and then pile guilt on top of the anger. Instead, use what your are angry about for good. You may think that sounds like an oxymoron but it can be done. Like Jesus, show or explain to others, why you are angry. Being angry does not mean you have to act out, it is an emotion, something we feel. If you have acted out, ask for forgiveness and then like Jesus, explain yourself. Be kind and you can diffuse any situation. Allow others time to believe in what you are fighting for, give them reason to understand you.
Also very important to remember, in John 11:35 And Jesus wept Sandwiched right between two verses that state clearly that Jesus was angry, He cried. He cried for the very people He was angry with. His compassion is amazing. Regardless of what causes your ire, you need to look at the person or people and find compassion within you. Your anger is yours to control, regardless of what sparks that emotion, only you can turn it around for good. If you are feeling angry this Christmas season, ask Jesus to help you turn it around, ask Jesus to help you find compassion for those that made you angry, ask Jesus to help you show others kindly the very reason you became angry.
This Christmas, focus on forgiveness, compassion and love - in other words Focus on Jesus Christ!!