Captive of Bitterness

Captive of Bitterness

Kris and I passed by this establishment a number of times. One time during the traffic right in front of it, he commented, “This building looks like it has so much bitterness in it.” While I see some clothes hanging inside, I can’t be really sure if there were people actually living in there. The roofs were torn. The windows were broken.  It was a total mess. And unlike the other old buildings, this one doesn’t just looks old… it was ugly.

My mind wondered quickly.

I imagined an angry person. The one who have so much hatred in her heart. She never knows how ugly it will make her to nurse a feeling of hate and aversion. She just care about how she feels not knowing that the guilt, the resentment and the anguish she has towards someone or something are not making her subject of remorse suffers but herself.

This old ugly building represents that very person. And it is my hope for her to be enlightened upon… for her to see the beauty of life and just choose to live every day with gratitude.

I may not fully comprehend her ordeals that brought her so much torment but it is my prayer that she will be healed and restored from her miseries.


You’re not the only ones who plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. – 1 Peter 5:10



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