Anger is Normal; Rage is Not

Anger is a normal and proportionate response to being hurt.  It’s a normal reaction when someone is unkind to us.  Anger is not a sin.  It’s an emotion.  Feeling angry when you’ve been hurt by another is not a sign of weakness.  It’s a sign you have a pulse.

Rage, on the other hand, is an abnormal and disproportionate response to being hurt.  Rage exceeds the severity of the violation we experience.  Rage is anger that has overstayed it’s welcome, anger that is no longer directed toward one person in particular.  We know we’re struggling with rage when we’re moved from being angry at someone to just being angry PERIOD.  That’s a problem.


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