A bridle on anger

20 January 2021

If anyone curses you or saddens you, pray intensely for them, as the Fathers said, as if he were your greatest benefactor and the physician for your love of pleasure. If you do this, it will diminish your anger, because of course, again according to the Fathers, ‘love is the bridle on anger’. Above all, entreat God to grant you spiritual vigilance and prudence, so that you may know what His will is, which is good, pleasing and perfect. And also ask Him to give you the strength to be ready to do all good works.

Abba Dorotheos