May 28, 2016
As Christians, it is imperative that we increase our level of candor and honesty–both the level of providing candor and the graciousness to receive honest comment, instruction, or correction. This may sound like a good idea theoretically. We may agree with the idea that wounds from a friend are a blessing, that we can go to the person we’ve offended or been offended by and talk it out, and that we all are equipped to speak the truth in love. But honestly, this pushes on grace in ways that may make us uncomfortable. This will take extra grace on both sides, but who wants to live in a dishonest culture where no one talks openly and honestly to you but only about you? Scripture gives us guidance on how to be a place of candor/honesty and grace.