Read: Ephesians 4:15
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
“Truth without love is imperious self-righteousness. Love without truth is cowardly self-indulgence.” – Tim Keller
As believers, we can not afford to rejoice when wrong is done. Some other versions say that “love does not delight in evil. Or love is never glad when others go wrong.” Is it possible for Godly love to pretend that wrongdoing is happening in our relationships? Is it loving to look the other way?
Turning a blind eye means to deliberately overlook or ignore what is really happening in a given situation and is said to have originated from a British commander who ignored the orders of his admiral by pretending not to see the orders.
So we do what may appear to be the hard thing at ties within our relationships. We love our families enough to embrace the Truth. And then we speak the truth and deliver this life-changing message in love to those we love the most.
Here’s a question to consider: Is it more loving to ignore a problem or to prayerfully address a challenging situation?
As a “truth” guy, I think the key I am still learning is found in the Keller quote above and balancing love in my words and actions.