Paragraph 2302

2302. By recalling the commandment, “You shall not kill,”93our Lord asked for peace of heart and denounced murderous anger and hatred as immoral.

Anger is a desire for revenge. “To desire vengeance in order to do evil to someone who should be punished is illicit,” but it is praiseworthy to impose restitution “to correct vices and maintain justice.”94If anger reaches the point of a deliberate desire to kill or seriously wound a neighbor, it is gravely against charity; it is a mortal sin. the Lord says, “Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment.”95


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The Woman and the Dragon: The Struggle Between Good and Evil (Revelation 12:1-17)

How did King Asa restore true worship and win the war against Ethiopia in 1 Kings 15:9-24?

What is the New Earth mentioned in Revelation 21:1 and what is its importance in the Christian faith?

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?