Thought of the day
6/10/2019 6:51:34 AM

On freedom from anger and on meekness



If it is a mark of extreme meekness even in the presence of one's offender to be peacefully and lovingly disposed towards him in one's heart, then it is certainly a mark of hot temper when a person continues to quarrel and rage against his offender even when the offender is absent and he is on his own. The beginning of freedom from anger is silence of the lips when the heart is agitated; the middle is silence of the thoughts when there is a mere disturbance of soul; and the end is an imperturbable calm under the breath of unclean winds. Meekness is an immovable state of soul which remains unaffected whether in evil report or in good report, in dishonor or in praise. If the Holy Spirit is peace of soul, as he is said to be and as he is in reality, and if anger is disturbance of heart, as it actually is and is said to be, then nothing so prevents his presence in us as anger.