12/20/11 02:04 pm
Bitterness turned to skepticism, which turned to cynicism, which turned to an emptiness of my soul.
Bitterness is the enemy of love because it makes you unforgiving and unwilling to give love unconditionally.
It is the enemy of hope because you keep living in the past and become incapable of seeing a better future.
It is the enemy of faith because you stop trusting in anyone but yourself.
...If we are not careful, we will lose the ability to see such things as beauty, truth, or even affection. More importantly, you may close your eyes to what your soul needs you most to see.
- Soul Cravings by Erwin Raphael McManus