In wrath remember mercy. — Zohar, Volume 18.
The Zohar is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah.
My EFM classmates know of my attraction to the mystical and the mystery of our faith, and indeed it might be considered mystical to remember mercy when one is “so angry one could spit.” (Don’t know the origin of this phrase, but I’ve heard it all my life.)
There is a lot of discussion going on around our country these days about how angry the electorate is, how that anger has produced the election results in one party, and how does one appeal to that anger.
Frankly, I’m not sure anger is something we should try to attract in any regard. Maybe our leaders would serve us best by reacting to such anger with a little mercy.
Fanning the coals of anger only produces more heat and destruction.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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