Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What's the Rating On Your Bridge?

Love these profound words on communication and "speaking the truth in love" from Steve Murrell at the reluctant leader:
"Relationships are bridges. Truth is weighty.

The heaver the truth, the stronger the bridge (relationship) must be to transport the truth without a crash.

If the truth is heavy and the bridge is weak, we might need to spend some time strengthening the bridge before we try to transport some heavy truth across it.

Are your relational bridges strong enough to really speak the truth?
Are you building the kind of relationships that can handle the truth?"
Or, as someone once told me, you can't drive a 20 ton truck of truth over a relationship bridge rated for only 10 tons.