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Unfortunately, I can be an impatient person. I attribute this to the extreme patience I used to exercise as a child. I contend that I used up my lifetime quota of patience by the age of 12! But, now I can find rest in knowing that I am apparently not as impatient—or angry, for that matter—as the man who zipped around me in traffic today and, how shall I say it?—gave me a one-finger wave. No, I did not cut him off, he just didn't want anyone in front of him, I guess. The pent-up anger of a person like that amazes me in a deeply saddening way. I remember being a similar person before God saved me. Easily angered, and quick to fire off that anger even in the smallest, most trivial situations. It is a terribly agonizing existence. How profoundly thankful I am to God that, by His grace and power, such characteristics no longer define me. How I pray that others would come to find that same freedom in Christ.
With that, I must admit that there may be a link or two in this week's roundup that may elicit righteous anger. Mind your manners, both in thought and comment, as you peruse your week in review (kind of):