Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Proverbs 27:5-6

"Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
Proverbs 27:5-6

So interesting.  Open rebuke is better than secret love.  My mind is still trying to get around that one... better to have people openly berating you than to have them secretly in love with you?  And you know... yeah, it probably is (I say probably, but this is the scriptures, so it's more like definitely...). :)  It's better to have honesty all the time... if someone is angry at you, it's better that they say so... same if someone likes you.  And it is better for us as well when we own the emotion... this is how I feel.  I might not know why, and I might not even *want* to feel that way... but here it is, let's talk about it, and figure it out... you know?  Instead of trying to suppress it, and then getting easily irritated at the smallest things later on.  So, basically we are talking sincerity.  Don't kiss someone if you don't mean it... :)  If you have a problem with someone, work it out... don't pretend.  We're going to hurt each other sometimes, but if we love each other as well, then those wounds will be healed.  So, today... sincerity is the key word. :)  And, for goodness sake... if you secretly love someone, just say it. :)  Don't let open rebuke upstage you. :)

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