🔥 Is Anger Always a Sin? (The Patrick Madrid Show)

You know what it feels like to be angry… to feel the rage boiling inside of you.

Is anger always a sin, especially when Jesus Himself flipped tables in a righteous rage at the temple? 🤔💥

Patrick, armed with scripture and the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, sheds light on this heated topic. According to Matthew 5:22, anger that harbors hatred and seeks revenge is wrong. Yet, anger isn’t always sinful. 😇

Enter the hero of our story: righteous indignation. This is the kind of holy fire that lights up within us when we witness injustice or evil, pushing us to defend the good and the innocent.

St. Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa Theologiae, distinguishes between sinful anger and the necessary, virtuous anger that aligns with divine justice. 💡

So, what’s the verdict? Anger, when aimed at defending goodness and correcting wrongs, gets the heavenly green light. It’s all about the heart’s intention. If your anger is about protecting, correcting, or standing up for what’s right, then you’re on the path of the righteous.  🙏

So, next time you feel that inner thermometer rising, ask yourself: Is this the villainous wrath or the kind that could drive you to do good? 🤗📚

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.