When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. (Anatole Broyard, 20th-century American writer)
Being a good friend isn’t always easy. While we tend to overlook the faux pas of our dear companions, we sometimes may need to confront them with the problem and try to help them resolve it. That’s where grace and truth need to be mixed in equal proportion. Be truthful but also show concern and grace to help a friend grow.
The godly give good advice to their friends . . . Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. (Proverbs 12:26; 27:6)