Truth is what is real; it describes how things really are. (Henry Cloud, self-help author)

It can sometimes be difficult to see things as they “really are.” How do we confront someone with truth that may be hard for him or her to face. Cloud suggests that truth must be joined with grace. “Truth without grace,” he says, “is just judgment, and grace without truth is just deception.” We need to blend both into our speech and behavior.

The Word (Jesus) became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)