It is quite idle, by force of will to seek to empty the angry passions out of our life.
Who has not made a thousand resolutions in this direction, only and with unutterable mortification to behold them dashed to pieces with the first temptation?
The soul is to be made sweet not by taking the acidulous fluids out, but by putting something in – a great love, God’s great love.
This is to work a chemical change upon them, to renovate and regenerate them, to dissolve them in its own rich fragrant substance.
If a man let this into his life, his cure is complete; if not, it is hopeless.