March on Madness

Are you a spectator or participant in “March Madness?”  Not the frenzyover a basketball tournament that gives the collegiate Davids a national TV stage on which to knock off the Goliaths.

The madness in question is our country’s latent lather ofdissatisfaction with the way people and things are when they don’t go“our way.”  Too often this hibernating threat erupts into a fit of ragebetween motorists, ethnic groups, nations, political partisans, evenfamily members and lovers.

The half-brother of One who was crucified by a seething mob twothousand years back offers this balm:  “My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Your anger cannever make things right in God’s sight.”

C’mon, not even when the ref clearly blows it?