[September 7]
[Love] is not easily provoked. I Corinthians 13:5
HAVE I the love which is good tempered, "not easily provoked" to anger—love that enables me to see both sides of a question, that gives me the spirit of a sound mind, which enables me to perceive that exasperation and violent anger are not only unbecoming but worse than that, injurious to those toward whom they may be directed, and also injurious in their effect upon my own heart and body? Z'11-422 R4918:3(Hymn 18)