Has some temptation happened to you, some tribulation on the part of your brother, and did your sorrow lead you to hatred? Be not overcome by hatred but overcome hatred by love. You will overcome it in the following way. By praying for your brother towards God with a clean heart and accept his apology. Or try to soften him with your own apology by considering yourself the cause of temptation. At the same time demonstrate forbearance and tolerance, until the cloud of the temptation passes.
Saint Maximus the Confessor
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou