It is the best and truest friend who honestly tells us the truth about ourselves even when he knows we shall not like it. (R. C. H. Lenski, scholar and author)

It’s tough to be corrected or criticized, isn’t it? Even when the criticism is right or we need to be corrected. And if the correction comes from a friend, Ouch! But when we recognize that it’s for our own good and will make us a better person or improve our performance, we should be grateful.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted. … Pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel (Proverbs 27:6, 9).