Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to assuage anger like a saint

Fourth century wisdom from St. John Chrysostom: "For often the memory of vicious men and what they have done comes upon me and makes my blood boil. But this does not last long, for I very soon restrain my temper and persuade it to calm down by saying that it is quite futile and utterly despicable to forget our own faults and meddle with those of our neighbors" (On the Priesthood 6 § 12).