i never realized how hard it was, as a Christian, to keep one's emotions in check. there have been many times i've wanted to give into an emotional impulse: shout out in rage, retort with a cutting remark, do something significant enough to knock someone off their high horse. there have been a few times i have, too, and i regretted it instantly(trust me on this one). but there have been so many more times where i held my tongue thanks to God speaking to me(and me listening) at the right time, and my life is the better for it. to this day, i am still learning not to let my emotions get the better of me, and to respond to each situation rationally and righteously. if any of you are having a similar problem, remember what James 1:19 says: quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.