Strength Today

Do not let yourself be quickly provoked, for anger resides in the lap of fools. – Eccl 7:9 NET

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger. – Eph 4:26 NET

Quench thou the fires of hate and strife,

The wasting fever of the heart;

From perils guard our feeble life,

And to our souls Thy peace impart.

~ J. H. NEWMAN ~ [Tr. from Latin]

When thou art offended or annoyed by others, suffer not thy thoughts to dwell thereon, or on anything relating to them. For example, “that they ought not so to have treated thee; who they are, or whom they think themselves to be;” or the like; for all this is fuel and kindling of wrath, anger, and hatred.


Struggle diligently against your impatience, and strive to be amiable and gentle, in season and out of season, towards every one, however much they may vex and annoy you, and be sure God will bless your efforts.


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