Anger is a deadly emotion.
It doesn’t just damage our thoughts and our relationships, creating mental health issues. Medical science has shown that being in a constant state of chronic anger also increases a person’s risks of heart disease, hypertension, headaches, stroke, and digestive disorders. To make matters worse, anger is often a factor in abuse and violent crimes.
When the Bible advises us to be “slow to anger,” it’s giving advice that is for our benefit. But sometimes that advice is difficult to take. The staff at the Mayo Clinic has some suggestions for applying the brakes to anger before it gets out of control. For instance:
Take a Break Before you rush to respond to a situation that makes you angry, give yourself a “timeout.” Review the words you intend to say before you say them. Give yourself the gift of time, rather than acting while in the grip of emotion.
Be Willing to Forgive Forgiving a wrong doesn’t mean forgetting it. But it can help keep the bitterness from destroying you.
Relax Engage in stress-relieving activities such as deep breathing, exercise, listening to soothing music, meditation, and prayer.
jaya jaya jagannātha sacīra nandan
tribhūvana kore jār caraṇa vandan (2)
nadīyā nagare daṇḍa-kamaṇḍalu-kar (3)
keho bole purabete rāvaṇa badhilā
goloker vaibhava lilā prakāśa korilā (4)
śri-rādhār bhāve ebe gorā avatār
hare kṛṣṇa nām gaura korilā pracār (5)
vāsudeva ghoṣa bole kori joḍa hāt
jei gaura sei kṛṣṇa sei jagannāth
1) All glories, all glories to the dear son of Jagannatha Misra and Saci Devi! All the three worlds offer prayers unto His lotus feet.
2) In Nilacala He holds the conch shell, disc, club, and lotus flower, while in the town of Nadiya He holds a sannyasi staff and water pot.
3) It is said that in olden times, as Lord Ramacandra, He killed the demon Ravana. Then later, as Lord Krsna, He revealed the splendrously opulent pastimes of Goloka.
4) It is He who has come. He has come! Oh, from Vraja He has come to Nadiya. Accepting the mood and luster of Sri Radha, He has come from Vraja to Nadiya. He has come! Now Lord Govinda, the cowherd boy, has come as Lord Gauranga. He has come distributing the Hare Krsna Mahamantra!
5) Vasudeva Ghosa says with folded hands, “He who is Gaura is He who is Krishna is He who is Jagannatha.”
(Sri Sri Jagannath swami ki Jai 👐👐💖🌹)
What's your dream place to visit? Somewhere on the beach, a forest, or maybe Disneyworld? As great as those places are, Scripture tells us that a single day in God's presence is better than a thousand days anywhere else!
The full verse from Psalms 84:10-12 paints a powerful picture: "For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
It can be easy to have the cares of this world overshadow our passion for Christ, so let's take a step back today and remember that we're only visitors on Earth, and that we were expertly fashioned for an eternity in God's wonderful presence.
Évangile de Jésus Christ selon saint Marc 1, 21-28
Jésus et ses disciples entrèrent à Capharnaüm.
Aussitôt, le jour du sabbat,
il se rendit à la synagogue, et là, il enseignait.
On était frappé par son enseignement,
car il enseignait en homme qui a autorité,
et non pas comme les scribes.
Or, il y avait dans leur synagogue
un homme tourmenté par un esprit impur,
qui se mit à crier :
« Que nous veux-tu, Jésus de Nazareth ?
Es-tu venu pour nous perdre ?
Je sais qui tu es :
tu es le Saint de Dieu. »
Jésus l’interpella vivement :
« Tais-toi ! Sors de cet homme. »
L’esprit impur le fit entrer en convulsions,
puis, poussant un grand cri, sortit de lui.
Ils furent tous frappés de stupeur
et se demandaient entre eux :
« Qu’est-ce que cela veut dire ?
Voilà un enseignement nouveau, donné avec autorité !
Il commande même aux esprits impurs,
et ils lui obéissent. »
Sa renommée se répandit aussitôt partout,
dans toute la région de la Galilée. #Dieu#god#lord#deus#cristo#jesucristo#christ#Jesus#seigneur#blessed#bless#sauveur#jesuschrist#chretien#christianisme#godisgood#dieuestgrand#dieuestamour#verset#holy#bible#parolededieu