It’s interesting how we are so good at exercising all our negative rights

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It’s interesting how we are so good at exercising all our negative rights thinking that, “Well, I’ve got a right to be angry because he did that!” Even saying things like, “I’m angry because she made me angry!” Nobody makes you angry. You chose to be angry! Come on, you could have chosen love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, mercy, grace. You could have chosen all those brilliant things and you chose anger? You pelican! You are looking me in the face and telling me that you chose anger in the face of all of that? And you are expecting to become Christ-like? What planet are you living on?!

(from Cultivating The Fruit Of The Spirit)

Graham Cooke

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