Plato once imagined the spiritual journey as a chariot moving through the wilderness of life, with the soul as the charioteer trying to rein in two powerful horses: the horse of anger or passion, and the horse of reason or order. Plato understood that both passion and reason can be life-giving, but only when they are held in dynamic tension, only when each power neutralizes the potential destruction of the other.
We must balance the passion of anger with the discipline of love. On the one hand the Bible says, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” (Eph. 4:26). Anger is not a sin but must be controlled quickly before it becomes sin. The Bible also says, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Mt. 7:12), and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mt. 22:39). What better way to control the reins of anger than holding on just as tightly to reins of love.
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