Nothing illustrates wrath for me like road rage. I once saw a mini-van clad in Christian signage – the silver fish, two or three bumper stickers, and a cross hanging from the rearview mirror – and the driver got cut off and lost her mind. She rolled down her window and started yelling and gesturing at the young man that disregarded her car’s right of way. Okay, I laughed a lot at that.
But it isn’t really funny. Also not funny is the viciousness of online anonymity. If you thought a windshield blocked accountability, how about a virtual wall that shields your entire identity. Bullying, I believe, is at such a new level for children now because of this phenomenon.
I would define Wrath as a tragic blindness to humanity. Thinking about wrath makes me think of war and great cruelty. It’s getting me pretty down, actually. So, I will keep it light, if you can forgive that, by linking to this Road Rage fake news piece from The Onion. It reminds me, in a clever way, of the disregarded humanity behind wrath.