Last night I had an important conversation with someone who has lately been very much involved in the activities of my life. We had just ended a three-person meeting in which we were discussing matters that are quite vital to the well being of others. One of the members of our meeting had come to a conclusion that (in my opinion) was very wrong and very dangerous. When passing by the other person from this meeting on the way to my truck, I was told, “I love ______ and have to stand in support.” My response was, “Sometimes love means you have to tell someone they’re wrong.”
My friends, this is incredibly true… real love doesn’t sit by in support while the one you love makes a big mistake. Sometimes you have to make the tough decision to tell them they are making a mistake. Failure to do so is not love at all, its laziness. Yeah, the conversation you might have to have as a result will require work and may not be the most pleasant experience of your life, but love IS work.
Some of the advice I’ve treasured most these last 4 years came from people in my life who loved me enough to tell me when I was being an idiot. Without that advice I’d be lost at sea, holding on to driftwood, moments from drowning.