Speaking The Truth In Love

St Basilthegreat3“For in this way especially does a friend differ from a flatterer: The flatterer speaks to give pleasure, but the friend refrains from nothing, even that which causes pain.”       

                                                           -St. Basil the Great


For Reflection: 

A true friend speaks – and hears — the truth in love. Am I a true friend, both in speaking the truth and in receiving the truth? Why or why not? (Note: For a definition of “speaking the truth in love” see tomorrow’s Graceline).

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