“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).
If we dared to be honest about the truth, we might confess that we would prefer to be left to our self-deception. We might also admit that what we most often say to others is what we think they want to hear instead of that which we both need to hear. Let’s be honest, embracing truth as one’s reality is hard; even painful. To withhold truth from ourselves, or others, is the gravest deception.