Kindness is Easier than Honesty

We cave in to dishonesty because we’d rather not give the conversation or relationship the time and energy it would take to be honest.

Because Jesus wasn’t constrained by others’ opinions of him and because his love wasn’t stained by selfishness, Jesus is refreshingly, strikingly, wonderfully honest.  His words at times seemed harsh.  He certainly didn’t appear overly concerned about protecting others’ feelings.

Kindness is easier than honesty.  Honesty is a lot more work.  But if we want our relationships to grow, honesty is nonnegotiable.  When we are honest, we must always be “speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s