Pastor Junior Zapata, Ministry Leader to Guatemala government leaders in the federal Capitol in Guatemala City, has written to Ralph Drollinger to thank him for his Bible study on how a Public Servant should deal with anger.
Benefitting and Unbefitting Anger in Office was among the studies that Drollinger taught this year to U.S. Senators and Representatives in the weekly Washington, D.C. Members Bible study on the Hill.
Pastor Zapata wrote:
I have just finished reading your Bible study on anger (Benefitting and Unbefitting Anger in Office) and it came at the right time. I have been talking with our new President and some of his inner circle staff about the difference between “vengeance” and “justice.”
Right now there is a lot of anger over the way previous administrations governed. Understandably, our new President, his staff, and the Guatemalan people are incredibly angry over the years of deep corruption that led to hunger, poverty, illnesses, and the deaths of men, women, and children from something as simple as basic medical supplies in public hospitals that were not supplied. Many in our country will not forgive and are out for blood
In our conversations, I am explaining to the President and his office that we should be morally angry that these former officials turned their back on God’s law, and that as a result, our people suffered, but I also explained that we should seek justice and not vengeance. It is an important distinction that Christians need to understand.
Thank you for your Bible study on anger. You never know who will read your studies and how far your ministry can reach.
Pastor Junior Zapata
Ministry Leader, Guatemala