My wife included this quote in the last E-News from our Parish, she suggested I should consider paying close attention to it. As is her custom, she is right.
If you fail to master your anger on the first day, then on the next day and even sometimes for a whole year you will still be dragging it out…Anger will cause us to suspect that words spoken in one sense were meant in another. And we will even do the same with gestures and every little thing… Be angry with the devil and not your own member. This is why God has armed us with anger. Not that we should thrust the sword against our own bodies, but that we should baptize the whole blade in the devil’s breast.
-St. John Chrysostom
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 8:16 AM [+]