STOP AND THINK – I’ve always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. (Katherine Mansfield, pen name of Katherine Murry, fiction writer)
Real friends are trustworthy, respecting each other’s privacy and supporting them in every way possible. Outsiders may want to know why and how, but true friends don’t demand or expect an explanation. Friends patiently wait until compatriots are ready to talk; but, even then, talk is not necessary. The loyalty of friends is invaluable and supportive.
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy (Proverbs 12:22).