It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. (Mohandas K. Gandhi)
I disagree with Gandhi's quote. Releasing the violence in my heart may provide some sense of psychological relief, but the original problem is now replaced by the new difficulty of trying to cope with the damage I did to myself and to other people by this release. Better to "keep the lid on" my passions and face the possibility of some future eruption than to create the present reality of the harm that I caused.
The best thing, of course, is to find a cleansing agent to clean out all the nighttime weeds and noxious tumors that have been lurking and growing in my spirit. I'm so grateful that I really am aware of the violence and evil that lie in my heart and every day I permit my Master to shine the light of his love into the corners of my heart and to clobber those dark things again!
I'm not a naturally peaceable person, but I thank God that I've found a source a daily weeding and cleansing from tendencies to violence that keep growing up.
Heavenly Father: Thanks for the salvation you abundantly provide for me every day, today, as you share your power and your peace with me.