my books: friends & counselors #6

In facing up to our anger, we need to realize that no one else causes us to be angry. Someone else’s words or actions may become the occasion of our anger, but the cause lies deep with us – usually our pride, or selfishness, or desire to control.

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges (NavPress, 2007), p.122