truth in love

When communicating in person, one of the things that I have always struggled with is the love part of speaking the truth in love.

Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment. - Philemon 8-10

As I go through my reading plan for 2019/2020, this passage has stuck with me. It kind of feels like the first time I’ve been able to see how to speak the truth in love.

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