Anger

“The gospel frees us from the need for people’s approval and adoration so that we can confront and anger the people we love, if that is what is best for them.  And although it does not always work, this is the kind of communication that really changes people.  If you love a person so selfishly that you cannot risk their anger, you won’t ever tell them the truth they need to hear.  If, on the other hand, you tell a person the truth they need, but with harshness and not with the agony of a lover, they won’t listen to it.  But if you speak the truth with lots of love evident at the same time, there is a great chance that what you say will penetrate the heart and heal.”

~Tim Keller, Pastor

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