If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
The Apostle Paul
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
There is no “tension” between truth and love. If our words and actions are not pervaded with the love of God, they are not true — we give a distorted picture of God. If our words and actions are not faithful to God’s truth, they are not loving — we are deceiving people as to who God is and what He has done.
Real truth is always loving.
Real love is always truthful.
Amy Carmichael is a favorite author of mine. Her book, “If” is a gem. I just gave it to a friend as a birthday gift. Definitely requires some thoughtful reading.
this is good, I like Amy Carmichael as well. It is so discouraging to see what passes itself off as the ‘church’ today. However, it’s nothing new is it?
May God work continually in our hearts, may love and humility be what we all strive for, that ‘dying to self’ which is absolutely essential if we are to be useful to our Master.