July 31.   Anger and frustration.  Old Mrs Petersen had been a teacher for more than 40 years and still loved to think and share about the “good old days” when kids listened and didn’t answer back as they do today.  “Yes, but I’m sure there were times too when they made you really angry and you wanted to throw things at them. Like a blackboard duster!”  “What’s that?” Peter wanted to know.  Mrs Petersen laughed and said, “A sign of the times I would say!.”  Reflect, share, act. Scripture:   Moses came down the mountain with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands.  As he drew near the camp he saw the calf they had made and the dancing.  Moses’ anger burned hot, and   he threw the tablets down and broke them on the base of the mountain.  Ex 32:19.   Pope Francis. A child who does something wrong must be corrected but never treated as an enemy or an object on which to take out one’s own frustrations. Adults also need to realise that some kinds of misbehaviour have to do with the frailty and limitations typical of youth. Al 269. It is one thing to sense a sudden surge of hostility and another to give in to it, letting it take root in our hearts.  “Be angry but do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your anger. If we must fight evil, so be it, but we must always say “no” to violence in the home.”AL 104 .