I wrote this phrase down in my notebook a few months ago and have been looking back at it for a while. I can’t escape it. It both empowers me and annoys me. Sure, there’s power in speaking the truth. But Death has a way of clenching its fist on people’s lives, unwilling to let them live.
When you think about it this phrase is at the core of many good stories, including our own. Great novels and movies carry the tension of that phrase. Lies have a way of working their way out into the light of day, don’t they?
Truth is Unpopular
We each have the opportunity to be the truth teller from time-to-time. It’s a sacred role.
While we all know that it’s dangerous to be the one to tell the emperor he’s walking around naked, it’s still better for him to know he’s been deceived than it is for him to die of exposure.
Tell the truth, friends. Because the alternative is Death.