But if anger or indignation should suddenly move or provoke you, or you feel bitterness toward anyone, take care not to give in to this wicked impulse, but reprove, soften, and extinguish it as much as you can. Regret that your heart is still so bitter. Humble yourself and ask God’s help. Once [God] has bountifully poured the sweetness of charity into you, you will no longer be bitter. Often God allows chosen friends to be prone to anger, so that they may know themselves more deeply and stand fast more firmly in humility.– Blosius
from “Spiritual Mirror” quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life, by Hugh Feiss.
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