From this daunting work…
Freedom from anger is a triumph over one’s nature. It comes by hard work and the sweat of one’s brow.
The first step toward freedom from anger is to keep the lips silent when the heart is stirred; the next, to keep thoughts silent when the soul is upset; the last to be totally calm when unclean winds are blowing.
Just as darkness retreats before light, so all anger and bitterness disappears before the fragrance of humility.
Phew! Lord have mercy.