The line between speaking the truth…and speaking in love. What a difficult line this is. Being loving, speaking the truth.
The average Christian does not want to offend anyone, but God uses us to refine each other…and we let each other down when we do not tell the truth.
Perhaps one of the most unloving thing we can do is either….not tell the truth…or perhaps worse than that…speak to truth about someone when they are not in the room!! What I mean is that Jesus’ process of speaking the truth in love, as found in Matthew 18…is pretty clear, and fantastic as it gives the best practical solution to how to speak the truth in love.