“Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.” (Ephesians 4:31, GNT)
“Oh, the gradual grasp of hatred. Its damage begins like the crack in my windshield.
Let me be very clear. Hatred will sour your outlook and break your back. The load of bitterness is simply too heavy. Your knees will buckle under the strain, and your heart will break beneath the weight. The mountain before you is steep enough without the heaviness of hatred on your back. The wisest choice – the only choice – is for you to drop the anger. You will never be called upon to give anyone more grace than God has already given you.
(from Grace For The Moment, by Max Lucado, page 287)