Thursday, March 20, 2014

Through wrath is mine eye become troubled

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 8 ~ On Freedom from Anger

¶19. It is bad to disturb the eye of the heart by anger, according to him who said: ‘Through wrath is mine eye become troubled.’ But it is still worse to show in words the turmoil of the soul. And to come to blows is utterly inimical and alien to the monastic, angelic and divine life.

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