So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.
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How can I speak the truth when I am not always sure what the truth is? I am arrogant enough to believe, at times, I know what the truth is for other people but fail to see it in myself. However, even when I think I am self-aware and speak the truth in love, more often than not, I am completely misunderstood or dead wrong. My reaction is to lean away and never do that again, never speak up with what my heart, head, gut are telling me to say. I am very good at isolating myself and very much a novice at being "member with one another." So the truth I need to speak today is that I really don't know what I am doing when it comes to being a part of other people's lives without bringing my own bundle of selfishness. Maybe living inside that simple truth of what we don't know is a place to start.
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Lord, the more I know the more I know how much I don't know. Help me. Amen.