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“He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” ~Saint Thomas Aquinas

It is no easy task to speak up when we see an injustice. Even our anger can push us into silence. Are we justified in our anger? Should we speak up even when we will cause a fight? Emotion? Anger in others?

The deeper question is: Why are you angry? If you are angry at a person or angry at something that has happened just to you – then think again. However, if you are angered because what is Just has been maligned. If you are seething because Truth has been trampled. If you are burning because your God has been defiled. Then, my friend, let your anger boil over and stand firm against the injustice. Against the defilement.

Yet, do not sin. You will stand as Christ has stood. As Martyrs have stood. You will speak the Truth and nothing will overcome it.

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