Darkly Devotions

Lyric prose meditations that play with elements from evangelical Christianity, Buddhism, yoga, reiki, Tarot and “weird voodoo shit.”

~by Cindy Clem



The Anger Chronicles: Part Two


“But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath. ~Romans 2:5

“Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?”  ~Romans 3:5-8

“When we are angry, our tendency is to punish the other person.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

According to the New International Version Concordance, there are 269 instances of the word “anger” in the NIV Bible.  About 70% (191) of those instances reference God’s anger toward people. I counted.[1]

Godly Anger: The True Story of Gail and Tim

In 2003, Gail Banks left her husband of almost 20 years to pursue a younger man who happened to be walking down the street. Her husband, Reverend Tim Banks, grabbed his gun and ran after Gail, shooting her a lot of times. She died in the hospital three hours later. Rev. Banks, upon his incarceration, shook his head and said, “I was angry. My tendency was to punish her.” This is not the true part.   Continue reading