May 26, 2015
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is speak the truth in love. Maybe speaking the truth itself isn’t as hard as doing so “in love.” Sometimes, however, the really hard part is to watch someone else speak the truth while not being able to intervene. It is hard because the truth can hurt. The truth can be brutal. Yet, the truth can also save us.
As I watched someone speak some hard, but truthful, words to someone I care about, I could not help but give thanks for their honesty, for their challenge, and for their courage. I was thankful to be a witness, and a part, of a very holy conversation, especially one the person truly seemed to be hearing!
Thanks be to God for those who tell it like it is, wanting only the best for the other person.