Jesus was angry at the Pharisees for their hardness of heart, and it motivated him to heal the man’s hand. Embracing anger can be hard to do, especially since we are so often coached to avoid it. However, often those who are telling us to avoid anger are only doing so in order to protect the status quo. Righteous anger, directed into meaningful action, can lead to real transformation in the world. During Lent, as we confess the pain and suffering in this world, maybe it’s okay to feel angry at the way things are, in order to motivate us to change them for the better.
The Missouri Annual Conference
Every year, United Methodists from all across the Missouri Conference gather together for our annual meeting. This year, the meeting will be Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11 in St. Charles. Manchester UMC will be represented there by Revs. Andy Bryan, Phil Estes, Winter Hamilton, and Jim Peich. Our