Once a man was attacked by a wild dog. The dog ripped his pants and bit him on the shin. He limped to his car and drove to the Emergency Room. There a doctor ran through the several tests that are necessary to diagnosis rabies. It took several hours, giving the man plenty of time to think about his life.
Finally, the doctor reported that he did indeed have rabies. Without waiting for the doctor to continue, the man asked for a pen and paper. The doctor, assuming the man wanted to make out his will, explained that he had nothing to worry about, a few shots would take care of the rabies. “I’m not making out my will,” replied the man, “I’m making a list of people I want to bite before you cure me!” (adapted from http://www.itslikethis.org/beware-of-dog-and-man/)
Bitterness is a resentment that we feel towards another person that poisons our relationship so much that, we could do much worse than bite that person!
In this lesson, we want to deal with what bitterness is, what it does, why we should flee from it and how to do so. First, we start with…