Why discuss anger here?
What does receive mean?
Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
Receive the word as a friend
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Don't just hear it do it!
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
Don't ignore the mirror.