Students from 4B demonstrate, with a water balloon, how our angry actions, once out, cannot be put back.
Anger is an emotion that many, if not all, people feel from time to time. The 4th graders learned that although God knows that we will feel angry sometimes, He is very clear about managing our anger so we do not sin. Students shared how anger can affect the people we love, those around us, ourselves and even property or belongings in very negative ways. One haumana shared how our pono’ole actions, when we are angry, can affect things or people for a very long time too. We discussed the latest current events in our world and how some of the stories directly related to someone committing a crime because of his anger. Also, when we act out in anger, we cannot take that action back! God teaches us through scripture how to manage anger and also to trust in Him and in His ways to deal with things that upset us.
We learned to pray, take deep breaths, count, walk away, or talk to someone when we feel angry. All these techniques work when we are diligent and willing to be ha’aha’a and follow through with them, not allowing anger to control us, but being able to control ourselves. That is called self-control, a Fruit of the Spirit.
Ephesians 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”
Aloha mai no, aloha aku; o ka huhū ka mea e ola `ole ai- When love is given, love should be returned; anger is the thing that gives no life.