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Offline SaintsSoaring

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When is it appropriate to become indignant?
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:02:40 AM »
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  • At what point is it okay to be like Jesus and get out the whip and smash the merchants' tables in the Temple? Or call the Pharisees "brood of vipers" and "white washed tombs"?  :cussing:

    Does anyone have a personal experience they would like to share? 

    Offline DZ PLEASE

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    • "Lord, have mercy."
    Re: When is it appropriate to become indignant?
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 12:13:53 AM »
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  • At what point is it okay to be like Jesus and get out the whip and smash the merchants' tables in the Temple? Or call the Pharisees "brood of vipers" and "white washed tombs"?  :cussing:

    Does anyone have a personal experience they would like to share?
    Perhaps like when people ask specious questions on the internet regarding, for example, the sacraments when they ostensibly have priests and an ordinary to hand where they are?
    "Lord, have mercy".


    Offline Ladislaus

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    Re: When is it appropriate to become indignant?
    « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 06:26:53 AM »
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  • Any sin should make us indignant.  Problem is discerning the difference between true indignation, which is in the higher faculties and motivated by charity, and the passion of anger.  Often these two blur, and even the latter dominates, so that at best we manage a mixture of the two.  So it's not so much about the object of our indignation (i.e. WHAT causes us to be indignant) as it is about what's going on inside of us.

    Offline Pax Vobis

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    Re: When is it appropriate to become indignant?
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:16:21 AM »
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  • St Paul tells us to "Be angry but do not sin".  Ephes 4:26

     

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