“Kindness without truth is not kind.
Truth without kindness is not true.”
Sometimes I tell people what they want to hear,
softly glossing over points of contention in order to keep the peace.
This is not being kind.
Sometimes I tell people what they don’t want to hear,
making my points with hard conviction even if it stirs up discord.
This is not being true.
“God wants us to grow up,
to know the whole truth and tell it in love.”
Love is the reminder I need. Your words are so timely. I just had this discussion with Madeline today. Were you listening!
No, but I would have loved to listen to that conversation!