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And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

John 14:16-17
New International Version

I received this message from an app last Tuesday. I think the truth that it’s referring to has something to do with Jesus being the messiah and that He is the one true God and all that. I think. Not that familiar with the Bible.

But I’m not here to argue about religion and God. It just struck me how apt this verse is with reference to other truths out there. One of my friends mentioned that telling the truth has cost her many times in the past, and I understand that and can really, truly, deeply empathise with her for I could say the same for myself.

I’ve tried to be a good friend by telling the truth; I didn’t know that I came across as biased, judgmental and tyrannical in doing so. I just didn’t want my friends to regret their decisions. Knowing them as I did, and having been through similar struggles on my own, I was anxious that they not fall into the same pit hole as I did.

In the end, being truthful and being true cost me the friendships that I cherished…that I wanted to cherish for life.

I don’t regret it one bit though. At least, I know that I tried, and nothing weighs on my conscience for I stayed a true friend to them right until they decided to sever the ties. Even now, I’ll welcome them back if they will it because now more so than ever, I understand the fear and insecurity in their hearts.

But they must make the first step, if they do indeed want me back into their lives. Foolish pride doesn’t prevent me from taking the first step; as I did in the past, I still ponder over what is best for them, but the only ones who can and should decide that, are themselves.

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