If you are my
friend, if you are concerned about my soul, GIVE ME THE TRUTH.
Do not flatter me. Do not praise my virtues while remaining silent
about my vices. Do not fear the truth will offend me. Do not treasure
our friendship, our friendly relations, above my salvation.
Do not think by ignoring my sins you can help me. do
not think that being blind to my sins will prove you charitable.
However I may react to it, whatever may be my attitude toward you
after you have done it,
THE TRUTH. For the Truth, and only the truth, can make me free
from the shackles of sin, strengthen me in the pathway of
righteousness, and lead me to heaven's joy.
|If I am wavering, weak, lukewarm, indifferent,
neglectful; if I have been overtaken in a trespass; if I have been
drawn into the pleasures of the world; if I have left my first love;
if I have been led astray by error; or if I have done none of these,
but simply need to grow in the knowledge and be edified, GIVE
ME THE TRUTH!
|Dear reader, the Bible says:
|"...ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free." John 8:32.
|"...speaking the truth in love." Ephesians