Tuesday, October 21, 2014

That Strange Intersection of Anger and Caring

“Anger is often the first indication that we care. The tragedy is that we’re not angered, not shocked enough. The never angered person is morally deficient.” 
—Dr. Paul Copan, Philosopher, Theologian, and Apologist, from the book, Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God


Now, if you're not a sports fan, you have my full permission to exit this post now to ponder the above rich and thought-provoking quote.

However, if you are a sports fan—especially if you're a Bears fan—you may want to keep reading. 

After last Sunday's very poorly played game, Da Bears had a "come to Jesus" meeting in the locker room. You may have heard about it.

As you read the following short but thoughtful article, consider why Da Bears’ meltdown in the locker room after the game is a fitting and appropriate response.


And of course, the main point of this post is way bigger than any sport... isn't it?

Carefully consider the intersection of anger and caring in your life and those around you.
Oh by the way, did I mention that my 22-year-old son's Father's Day gift to me this year was to take me to Da Bear's game last Sunday? So. Much. Fun.

That's right. We were at the game where the wheels fell off. So. Painful.

Somehow the game was still a huge win for us :  ) But judging by our anger, we really care about our favorite football team, Da Bears : ) We often console ourselves with this fact: One of the best things about being Bears fans is that we're not Packer fans!


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