When Jesus was willing to put people before rules, He raised the ire of the Pharisees.  They then preferred that Jesus’ reputation suffer more than the poor mom’s suffering be healed.

It can be tempting to grasp onto rules when one feels threatened.  Fear can easily produce anger.  When I lash out at others, what am I afraid of?

O Holy Spirit, enkindle in me a strong will against fear.  When I am afraid, may I turn to You rather than resort to anger.