Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Let it Rise

So, since we are all totally focused on the stars of the American screen, it's no wonder that there's a piece on Yahoo! this morning about Ben Affleck and his upcoming movie role, Batman. He apparently has revealed a deep-seated connection to Batman's character (though the writer of the article suggested he was more closely connected to the Hulk). That connection of course, is anger.

Obviously, this link between Affleck and Batman is admired, or at least ok'ed as it's not a negative article. Though thankfully, Affleck admits it's a character flaw to let anger build until explosions are imminent and disastrous. At lease he recognizes there's a problem, but I didn't really notice any resolve to rectify it.

However, he did say, "I should sit down and say, 'Listen, I just want you to know what happened there wasn't OK,' instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go...'Ah, that's not a big deal,' until finally you just pop!" I guess as they say, knowing is half the battle, at least he's not denying the problem exists. Perhaps that's where we can learn something...

I wonder if you'd be willing to take a deep look at your life, analyze your day, your week, your
month, your year and determine how many (even if you can't count them exactly) episodes of explosive anger you've participated in. How many times have you succumbed to that rise of rage? Which, brings me to my title: Let it Rise.

If you think I am suggesting that you should allow that explosive emotion to burst forth, to erupt from your being, you are quite wrong. Instead, the implication here is to let it rise up to your King, lift your inability to maintain peace and tranquility up to Him. Hand over those minor irritants that turn into mountainous anger. Let every ounce of imperfection within you rise up to Him; hand it over.

We are all Batman-like if that means harboring hidden anger. Sadly, most of us are unwilling to admit it and that's why we do great damage to the ones we love. We lash out at them over minutia
while denying we've got issues with our temper. Batman's a superhero, a creation of the imagination. Ben Affleck's a movie star, most of his behavior has been written down for him. What's interesting is that even in our imaginations, our heroes and stars are full of anger; surely we can't deny this is human reality. Admit you've got an issue with anger and then let it rise to the One who can enable you to fix the problem.

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