Funny word, temper. It can describe the intensity with which we react. Or it can be the actions we take to modify a situation. I can have a quick temper, or I can temper my reaction to something.
In India, these two signs hung modestly outside the Mother House of the Little Sisters of Hope, the order which Mother Theresa led. It was a moving place. We quietly walked through and read about Mother Theresa's life, prayed and meditated and left prayer requests for the sisters to pray over at Mass.
Here in the spot where Mother Theresa prayed, led, read, etc., we are reminded not to spit. Holy place.
Temper yourselves, please.