Clergy Corner: Lead your life with kindness, not bitterness

Photo courtesy of Jason PruittPastor Jason Pruitt, Parkway Baptist Church. ■ Jason Pruitt / Contributed I heard a quote once about bitterness. “Bitterness is a poison you drink wishing the other person would die.” I think it’s a pretty accurate statement concerning how we deal with bitterness and disappointments. Bitterness, in Ephesians 4:31, paves the way for wrath, anger, evil speaking, etc. So if I hold on to bitterness, then I eventually will give way to evil thoughts, which will lead to evil words. Likewise, being kind one to another paves the way for forgiveness and being tenderhearted toward one another. We have all come across situations where bitterness taints future

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