As a Christian I continued to see the lack of concern and compassion for outliers although many recognize the needs but they don’t develop ownership of reaching out to the outliers. Much like those in the story of the good Samaritan who walked by because of variety of reasons who also did not they don’t develop ownership of reaching out to someone in obvious need. When faced with the choice of getting involved there is the thought someone else will certainly take care of this!
People don’t respond well to anger to create change. It only incites and gathers others around you that are angry as well. I recently found less obvious forms of anger in my life that need to change to grace, mercy, forgiveness, hope and faith.
I had allowed myself to become motivated to action by this behavior where as I needed to concentrate on being the one who did not walk by and had compassion and used his own resources and time to help the vulnerable person in need. I need to let God handle the situation and provide as I release the injustices into His hands. Why should I do this when it is harder than swinging into action to make a difference.
This is a tall order and I will need the Holy Spirit to make these changes and transform.
In Colossians 3:8 We are to put away and rid ourselves of all of these things- anger, rage, bad feelings toward others, curses from our lips! 11 We put on a new spiritual self, being renewed and remolded into a new image of Him who created it. 12 We are His chosen on , who are purified and holy and well beloved by God Himself by putting on behavior marked by patience, long suffering with power to endure whatever comes, with good temper. 15 letting peace which comes from Christ rule in our heart to be our umpire deciding and settling all questions that arise in our minds. Being thankful, giving praise to God always.
Next an action plan to help guide that transformation! Then we can see some real progress in dealing with this situation that instigates the emotion of anger…