Bitterness leads to a helpless, hopeless cycle around our distasteful feelings. Like the child first learning to ride a bike, we keep moving without knowing how to stop without crashing. We pedal on and on, afraid to quit, yet wishing desperately for someone to come and break our ring of futility.
Only forgiveness can do that. Only forgiveness can disrupt our endlessly dull orbit in the same senseless circle around our bitter feelings to set us free.