In Wishful Thinking, Frederick Buechner writes: “Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back—in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.”
It is no wonder that there are so many admonitions in the Bible to correctly and carefully deal with our anger, and to offer forgiveness to all who have hurt us.
“In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”—Ephesians 4:26-27.