Anger (with a little help from the Desert Fathers and Evagrius)
28 April 14 by turtlemom3
the pocket scroll
I used to have a lot of anger issues. Rarely directed towards fellow humans (usually inanimate objects or myself) and certainly never physically violent — at least regarding humans (in first-year undergrad I once chucked a book across my room and made a hole in the wall; the book was the object of my anger). These issues, which rarely but still manifest themselves to do include a lot of physical energy and, if directed at a person, yellling.
Earlier today I got really angry with someone in a café. Which is always awkward. And I can’t get it out of my mind and focus on my work.
Out of remorse for the book-throwing and to mask my folly back in first-year undergrad, I memorised and posted on the wall over the hole James 1:19:
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (NIV)
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