A Blessing for Telling the Truth (No Matter How Bitter or Sweet) – Kate BowlerOn October 12, 2022 by Pam
I am a truth teller – it is not always a fun place to live. I have learned how important it is to pick the right moment, to avoid it when the person is not ready for it and to definitely not do it to prove a point. Living an honest life: however, is not the easy road. We hide behind nothing, we ask tough questions, we see through things and we don’t care to “hide” when things get tough.
Blessed are you, resisting the urge to reframe.
You who are sick and tired of silver linings.
Blessed are you, speaking honestly about what is right in front of you;
This is hard.
Things might not get better.
This really had gone horribly.
There may not be a different way.
You who risk honesty, especially when the world around us craves a brightside.
Blessed our we in our gratitude and our pain, our pleasures and our limitations.
Blessed are we, the truth-tellers.
Whose candor finds a chorus that echos back: “Same.”
May we feel ourselves answered by this language of love, changed where we can
and confirmed where we can’t. But loved loved loved all the same.
- Kate Bowler (inspired by Kate Baer)