Saturday, July 18, 2009

holy anger

Do we not understand that the stings of anger have also been given to us for a very good reason, so that we might be displeased with our vices and errors and occupy ourselves instead with virtue and spiritual pursuits by being most loving to God and patient to our brothers?

- St. John Cassian, The Institutes VII.iii.3, trans. Boniface Ramsey [NY: Newman, 2000], p. 170).

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