Let’s stop fighting and pray in a becoming way. We should put on the mildness of angels instead of the demons’ brutality.
No matter how we’ve been injured, we must soften our anger by considering our own case and our salvation.
Let us quiet the storms; we can pass through life calmly. Then, upon our departing, the Lord will treat us as we treated our neighbours. If this is a heavy, terrible thing to us, we must let Him make it light and desirable.
What we don’t have strength to carry out because of our struggle against sin, let us accomplish by becoming gentle to those who sinned against us.
-St. John Chrysostom