"So let us too not be angry rashly. Anger, you see, has been instilled in us for a reason, not for sinning but for checking others in their sin, not for it to become a passion and an affliction but for it to prove a remedy for passions. Accordingly consider the anomaly of vice, when... Continue Reading →
Do Not Hate Him Who is Sick with Sin
"It is not good to get angry, but if this should happen, the Apostle does not allow you a whole day for this passion, for he says: 'Let not the sun go down (Eph 4.25).' Will you wait till all your time is ended? Why hate the man who has grieved you? It is not... Continue Reading →
Is There Hope for my repentance, Lord?
And speak not to me of those who have committed small sins, but suppose the case of one who is filled full of every wickedness, and let him practice everything which excludes him from the kingdom, and let us suppose that this man is not one of those who were unbelievers from the beginning, but... Continue Reading →
Anger: That Which Torments Us
St. John Chrysostom when speaking about the anger we have towards others and the anger we continue to harbour or hold against them says, "For you suppose that you are paying him [the one who angered you] back the injury; but you are first tormenting yourself, and setting up your rage as an executioner within... Continue Reading →