St. John Climacus: If the Holy Spirit is peace of soul . . .

Icon of St. John Climicus“If the Holy Spirit is peace of soul, as He is said to be, and as He is in reality, and if anger is disturbance of heart, as it actually is and as it is said to be, then nothing so prevents His presence in us as anger.”

— St. John Climacus, Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 8.14