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Sometimes Love Means Telling a Person They Are Wrong

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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.

2 thoughts on “Sometimes Love Means Telling a Person They Are Wrong

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  2. Amen. Before my brother-in-law decided that he was going to “marry” another man in California I sat down with him and told him he was wrong and that God loved him and died for him, as well as letting him know that I loved him. I was the only person in the family who actually told him the truth. Although the meeting was one of the most difficult and awkward in my life, it was my responsibility as the only God-fearing member of the family to tell him what he was doing was wrong as well as letting him know that he was loved and that redemption is close if he is willing to accept it.

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