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Help to Control our Temper
L. "Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
R. For anger lodges in the heart of fools.
Lord, when you were questioned by the Jewish elders before your crucifixion, You suffered their taunts and ridicule with great patience and calmness. Even after being struck by one of the guards, You did not lash out in anger or lose Your temper.
Help us to control our tempers. Teach us to be more patient with others so that we won't have to regret later the words that passed our lips or the actions we did in the heat of the moment.
Grant us the grace to remain calm in the midst of growing tension; to have the strength to walk away from bad situations before things go to far; to remain silent instead of lashing out at others; to find a quiet place to collect our thoughts and feelings before we respond to anything.
With Your help and guidance we know we can learn to control our tempers. Help us in Your mercy. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of
Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and
There is a multitude of things that we cannot control in life: the weather, growing older, some accidents, the moment of our death. Still, there are many things that are within our control. One such thing is our temper.
Often when we "explode" we say and do things we regret afterwards. Unfortunately many of those things we can't take back or undo. There are many people we can hurt physically, emotionally and mentally when we can't control our tempers.
We are all capable of "blowing up" and over the years many experts have offered suggestions on how not to let things reach that boiling point. Take some deep breathes; walk away from the situation and come back to it later; don't say anything until you've calmed down.
This month let us ask our Lord to help us in this regard. Remember how patiently Jesus endured persecution from the Jewish leaders, the mockery of the Roman soldiers, and the jeers of those who witnessed his crucifixion. He endured all that out of love for us and for our salvation. May we in turn imitate Him and learn to control our tempers.
Help to Control our Temper
Aug. 6 - Transfiguration of the Lord
Aug. 15 - Feast of the Assumption
Aug. 19-27 - Monthly St. Joseph Novena
Aug. 22 - Monthly evening Holy Hour
Aug. 24 - Feast of St. Bartholomew
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