Scripture for the Second Friday in Lent

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.” ~ Matthew 5:21-22 (ESV)

Heavenly Father, I would never physically harm anyone. Yet Your Word says I’m just as guilty as the murderer when I am angry. Help me, Lord, to show love and not anger, to sow peace and not chaos. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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