Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! Even though it is cloudy and windy, this is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
As I walked a short walk in the park yesterday, I was in time to see a gator swimming toward the bridge, and then watched two hawks calling to each other and slowly circling over the trees. God's timing is perfect!
From Steve Brown's book Jumping Hurdles, Hitting glitches and Overcoming Setbacks come these words of wisdom:
From Proverbs 12:17-18
"An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies."
"Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing."
Steve was with his friend having lunch with a very well known personality. During lunch, the friend kept contradicting this particular man, correcting him several times. As they were walking away, Steve asked his friend what he was doing.
His friend replied that he might be the only friend the personality has who will tell him the truth. He knows that the friend doesn't want anything from him and he knows that he has this friend, who can give him the gift of truth.
Did you ever think that you owed your friends the truth that is what friends do. They love each other enough to tell each other the truth. That's sometimes painful and sometimes it causes heartbreak, but it must be done anyway.
So go. Tell the truth. Do it with love and compassion and gentleness, but do it. Your friend will come to appreciate you more for it.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love.
Love and hugs,