Adam & I have noticed that, since having a kid, we suddenly have some rage issues. Specifically two scenarios: One is when we are walking or jogging with Henry in the stroller and some dude comes hauling tail by in his car way too close to us for comfort. Mind you, we're walking in our neighborhood...residential neighborhood. I have wanted to jump through the driver's side window and crack a skull or two. Seriously, it makes my blood boil.
Scenario number two is when we are driving with Henry in the backseat and some nincompoop runs a red light or swerves too close to us or whips by us. Again, it's difficult to control the rage you feel when someone is even semi-endangering Henry. These two scenarios would've never really bothered us much before the little guy came along but now we shake with fury...not literally but still. Is this the righteous anger of a parent? What about when Henry is older and some little punk slights him or teases him? Will I want to physically slap some random child? I think we're seeing that this love others thing and demonstrating grace may have some added difficulty in these situations.