Hot Potato!

Some provocative thoughts on hatred. Tell me what you think.


Remember the game we played when we were kids where we would toss something around trying to get rid of it as soon as possible because it was a “hot potato”? Like the “hot potato,” God wants us to let go of any anger, bitterness and resentment.  Buddha noted, Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.  Long-time advice columnist, Ann Landers once said, Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.  But there is so much unfairness, cruelty and just plain nastiness in the world that it is hard to avoid these feelings.

I grew up with the idea that anger was a “bad” emotion.  It took a long time for me to learn to admit that I was angry.  It took even longer to learn to express…

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