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Holy Outrage

[Featured on Perissos 1/18/16]

Our world is terrifying. I can find something to be upset about every day. I open the computer and see in the headlines that ISIS beheaded more people, more refugee bodies washed on the shore, more homeless died in the cold, more kids were sold for sex, and more time was granted to Trump. Evil is smoldering, glittering, and snickering all over the world.

Lord, what do you want me to do about evil?

Sometimes I read the articles and watch the videos. Sometimes I like, comment, and share news posts. Sometimes I pray about them while I’m driving or running. And then they’re often forgotten, or at least pushed back a row in my mind to make room for the injustice I’ll surely read about tomorrow.

Lord, what do you want me to do about evil?

When I saw the pictures of the dead refugee baby on the beach last fall I was outraged. I wrote my elected officials and asked them to do more. That felt good for a few hours. But it didn’t change anything.

So I released those feelings of fearful, helpless, anger in completely unhelpful ways. I yelled at my son about…

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©Aimee Fritz & Family Compassion Focus, 2016

 

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