Don't Be A Loose Cannon

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Registered: 08-21-2002
Don't Be A Loose Cannon
Tue, 09-30-2003 - 12:25am
Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. ~Ephesians 4:15~

My Child,

>Truth can be like a cannonball. When it is fired at someone's heart with no regard for that person's feelings, it can be deadly. Have you ever known someone who is a "loose cannon"? When she opens her mouth, she takes aim at anyone and everyone and leaves wounded people in the wake of her words. She even acts as though her honesty were a virtue.

But honestly without love is far from virtuous. I don't talk to you that way, and I don't want you talking that way to anyone else. When I speak a word of truth to you-even a hard word-it will always come to you dressed in a coat of encouragement. Let me help you speak the truth in love to the people in your life.

The Truth and the Love,