“Anyone who does not love (exhibit God’s love**) does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8 ESV
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the TRUTH** , and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – Jesus, John 14:6
Talon’s point for today? Simple. We cannot truly love, and exhibit God’s love, unless we are prepared to exhibit the love of truth. Of course there is also this:
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” Apostle Paul, Ephesians 4:15, (something Talon at times fails at and continues to need the gentle molding hand of the Master Potter to remember that we are charged to speak the truth we know in love.)
Sometimes that love must be bold and blunt and can appear as something unloving to a world that hates truth. Yet a willingness to speak the truth in boldness should also not be used as an excuse to disregard concepts of kindness.