THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS – WRATH
The seven deadly sins also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a grouping or classification of Christian origin, of vices. Behaviours or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities.
According to the standard list, they are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, envy and gluttony, which are also contrary to the seven virtues. These sins are often thought to be abuses or excessive versions of one’s natural faculty or passions. (For example gluttony abuses ones desire to eat) from Wikipedia.
Let’s talk about “wrath” which can be described as vehement anger. Naturally, anger is not an out of the box emotion, as a human being you are entitled to anger, in fact, an absence of this emotion might be a form of narcissism.
Someone does something which every reasonable person would consider as offensive but you are unbothered. That, on its own is bad but then, as natural and perfectly mundane anger could be, it can also quickly spring into something catastrophic.
Now, how does wrath hinder you from your life’s goal? It’s simply, some people are quick to anger and even the bible said it “don’t be quick to anger” why? Because it closes your mind and once your mind it close, reason goes out the door.
Well, isn’t reason one of the tools of getting your goals? Of course it is and if wrath takes away your reason, then it can’t be good.
Here is the fact, as natural as anger is, you can’t allow yourself to act only on it, yes, it will get to you, and yes, you will get offended. Your boss will say something to aggravate you and your staff might be insubordinate.
But you can’t act on anger, no, you have to wait for the immediate wrath to pass before you react.
I have seen one or two persons who got fired from their jobs simply because they reacted on their anger. And yes, they were offended and were on their rights but then, they overacted.
That’s what happens when you are angry; you over react and then you end up covering your white faeces with a black one.
Trust me, two wrongs never makes a right. I learnt something from a friend/mentor which I haven’t completely perfected anyway. Whenever she is angry, she doesn’t speak. She knows she would say something she doesn’t mean and later come to realise, so for that, she would be mute.
She told me “Tasha, never react when you are angry, wait, calm yourself and allow your reasoning return to you”
Point is, wrath is a sin against yourself, your goal, your future and above all to God. And it’s contrary to the virtue of patience.
You might be right but never because of the fact that someone would tell you that you were right do the wrong thing.
Think of the cost of that action, and bite the bullet. Wait for your mind to be settled before you act. And always you will realise how much growth you will have…
We will talk about the other seven deadly sins next time. Have a blessed week and do subscribe to the blog by screwing to the button of the page, type down your email address and click on SUBSCRIBE (It’s free)… and please leave a comment, I want to know what you think. Thanks guys.