Dr. K.P. Yohannan, the Metropolitan Bishop of Believers Church, was born and brought up in Niranam, Kerala. Niranam has immense historical significance in the tradition of Saint Thomas, a disciple of Jesus Christ who planted the first church there in AD 52. K.P. Yohannan dedicated his life to God at a young age to serve the needy and downtrodden. He prayed, “Oh my Lord, let my heart break with the things that break Your heart” and his life was never the same. It’s his belief that one can only demonstrate God’s love by loving people. After over four decades of selfless service, he says, I have no regrets in praying that prayer for I know God has touched millions through what He did in and through me. It is all God’s grace.
Bitterness is defined as a deep seeded anger, hatred, resentment towards someone or something that may have mistreated us; taken away our rights whether real or unreal. It is an emotional response to unresolved conflicts. Not handling the pain/resentment biblically causes the seed of bitterness to take root and grow. Are you living with bitterness?