Speaking the Truth

A “No” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a “Yes” merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. (Mahatma Gandhi, leader of independence movement in India)

Most of us have probably not faced the kind of terrifying crisis where the wrong answer could lead to severe consequences, even death. But, haven’t we sometimes been tempted to do something similar when we give the expected answer or don’t speak up at all in order to avoid embarrassment? People of character and integrity speak the truth whatever the cost.

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. (Matthew 5:37)