The way Abraham Lincoln in dealing with his anger is forever insightful. After noting his general refused his order and thus lost the chance of winning the American civil war, he wrote a letter to the general with the most severe condemnation. Yet, the general did not see the letter, for Lincoln did not mail it. We don’t know what stopped him from rebuking the general. As a devout Christian, he might pray after writing the letter, and the verse might come to him: “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37.” It doesn’t mean that to avoid being condemned, we should not condemn, but to condemn is, in fact, useless. The prayer might give him a time-out and review that it was easy for him to judge on his couch. He might make the same judgment as of the general’s if he were on the battlefield surrounded by the shrieks and blood of the dying. Of course, his anger would be assuaged if he sent the letter, it would relieve his anger and disappointment, but the general would only defend himself. Criticism doesn’t get us what we want; it only hurts our precious pride, our innate sinfulness. So, instead of complaining about others about their mistakes, forgive them as we want to be forgiven.