The skeleton at the feast

It’s been said that of the seven deadly sins anger is the most fun. ‘To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, … to savour to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you’ve been given and the pain you are giving back – in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.’
This was born out in some recent medical tests in which participants underwent a physical stress test and three mental stress tests, including two that provoked anger. The tests found that anger reduced the amount of blood flow to body tissues, and that men who score high for hostility are four times more likely to die prematurely than men whose scores are low.
The only cure for inner anger is inner peace, and that only comes from God .

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