Several times over the past few weeks, things have come up in different situations that have reminded me how important it is to SPEAK TRUTH WITH LOVE. I was on the phone with a client this morning and the topic came up again. There are several bible verses that speak to this. I “Googled” and discovered ninety-nine! Ninety-nine different verses that address the importance of “speaking truth with love.” In Ephesians it talks about unity and maturity. By speaking truth with love, we mature and grow into our wholeness and oneness as a humanity.
Why does it have to be so challenging for us to speak truth with love? I want to throw out another idea. Lets practice RECEIVING OTHERS’ TRUTH WITH LOVE. When we receive others without judgement, reaction, criticism or fear, it opens them to share more of their truth and more of their love. When they open it builds trust. They, in turn, will begin to receive our truth with love. Rumi said, “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field; I’ll meet you there.” Let’s all meet each other in that field and practice communicating truth with love.