View Podcast Page

That Makes Me Angry!

July 15, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. John Chrysostom on the destructiveness of anger.

Click to play
 
Printer-friendly

Transcript Transcript

“That makes me so angry!”

You’ve probably said that before, and I know you’ve thought it — we all have. We know anger can be destructive — most of us have said and done awful things because we were angry. But St. John Chrysostom points out that anger is particularly destructive when he says,

For nothing is more grievous than wrath and fierce anger. This renders men both puffed up and servile, by the former making them ridiculous, by the other hateful; and bringing in opposite vices, pride and flattery, at the same time. But if we will cut off the greediness of this passion, we shall be both lowly with exactness, and exalted with safety.

What a thought: if we can get over ourselves, and get over our anger, we’ll be exalted.


« Back

"I want to thank you for your ministry. I have been listening to AFR for several years now, but it means more to me this year than ever. I am working in the Middle East as part of a multinational peacekeeping force, but I am the only Orthodox Christian on camp. The priests and ministers available to me are Catholic and Protestant. While good men, they can't offer me the Sacraments or church experience I need. When I am most lonely and homesick, I can boot up my laptop and log in to AFR, and my whole outlook is changed in an instant. Being able to hear the words and sounds of my faith, especially here, means more to me than you can ever know. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And God bless you all!"

Harikleia

 

Share this Episode