Ready for the Truth?

Rae Anthony

By Rae Anthony

Telling the truth isn’t always easy, especially when it’s unpalatable. But the truth should always be told even when it hurts. Even when it’s the last thing someone wants to hear.

This is something I learned not too long ago.

My mother and I share a deep bond, and as a result, she’s always been extremely honest with me, and naturally, that comes with some risks.

Her honesty is admirable quite frankly, but it’s also brought tears to my eyes. Tears, when I realized I was undoubtedly wrong, even though I didn’t want to admit it. Tears, when I realized I had to change certain things in my life, and tears when the truth was just too hard to swallow. The list goes on.

Despite this, however, I’m deeply grateful for my mother’s honesty. It’s made me realize many things, especially this: the depth of her love and how far she’d go, just to see me grow.

Sometimes the truth doesn’t come in pretty packages, but sometimes it’s exactly what we need. Ultimately, it will benefit us immensely.

It’s also important for us to share the truth with others, (without any malice, however), because this too, can do a world of good. But always remember to put yourself in other people’s shoes. The truth, when it’s laced with insults, can undoubtedly feel good. But would you like the same thing to be done to you?

Certainly not. I’ll always be grateful for my mother’s honesty (perhaps not immediately, but eventually).

Why? Because there is no malice, just pure love, love that only a mother can offer.

Tell the truth even when it hurts because the truth, no doubt, “will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Have a terrific weekend guys.

Sincerely, as always,