There’s something to be said for somebody who doesn’t lie. There’s also something to be said about somebody who speaks the truth no matter how much it HURTS. Do we have somebody in our lives who’s just bold-faced honest? We know that, if we ask advice, we’re going to get the truth…but it might really hurt? How about this—are WE that honest, hurtful person? I am more times than I want to admit! I constantly wrestle with, “Well, if I tell them the truth it may hurt NOW, but they’ll thank me later.” Or, “I’ll only talk to them about it if they bring it up.” I’ve discovered it doesn’t matter—if you’re unloving in telling people truth, you’re hurtful. What’s the Bible say? Encourage one another and pursue peace.

Suggested Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:11,, Hebrews 10:24-25,, Romans 14:19