Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On Anger

"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
James 1:19

As odd as it may sound, I've been thinking about anger for a few weeks now...dwelling on these verses as well as the quote below.  As I choose to be guided by these thoughts, the peace that comes is amazing.

"The beginning of freedom from anger is silence of the lips when the heart is agitated; the middle is silence of the thoughts when there is a mere disturbance of soul; and the end is the imperturbable calm under the breath of unclean winds."  - St. John Climacus

by the way, imperturbable (word in bold lettering) means...
  • marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness
  • not easily perturbed or excited or upset
In my own thoughts it seems a lot like a peaceful state...


  1. oh agitation! that's my word, which is slightly similar and in your quote. I have to stop letting things bother me so much! thanks for posting!

  2. awesome blog - stopping by from MBC, I'm following you now!

  3. Thanks for this Jamie. Good words to live by. Trusting God for that peace that passes all understanding.