The truth hurts sometimes. Hearing the truth is like getting shot. It hits dead on and can cause internal as well as external pain. The only difference is that you can see the gun and see when the trigger is pulled, unlike the truth. When you’re hit with the truth, it can be unexpected and knock you to your knees. Hearing the truth damages our pride and ego. It hurts even worse when the person telling you is coming across as judgmental and Holy-Than-Thou attitude. If you’re going to tell the truth, do it in love. Sometimes you already know the truth, so you don’t want to hear it. Although the truth hurts, it needs to be revealed and exposed. Not to make us look bad but to set us free. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32). But beware to those who point out the speck in my eyes when you have a big plank in your own eyes (Matthew 7:1-5). Why is it easier to see and pay attention to others’ problem but refuse to see and pay attention to our own problems?

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