Leave revenge to God
Abba Sisoes expressed himself freely one day, saying, "Have confidence: for thirty years I have not prayed to God about my faults, but I have made this prayer to him: "Lord Jesus, save me from my tongue," and until now every day, I fall because of it, and commit sin."
Abba Joseph asked Abba Sisoes, "For how long must a man cut away the passions?" The old man said to him, "Do you want to know how long?" Abba Joseph answered, "Yes." Then the old man said to him, "So long as a passion attacks you, cut it away at once."
Abba Sisoes the Great, commemorated 6 July