There was a time I was not careful about spouting off my beliefs or convictions with little thought of how it came out.
Today, I find myself caring more and all I can do is thank God for changing my heart and I pray that He continue to change my heart to learn to love people more. Because I can say all kinds of things that are true, but if I don't love first, what I say doesn't mean much, does it?
We all fall short of loving well in some areas of our lives, and it could be with complete strangers or it could be with our own family.
What we say (or do) will never matter if we do not do it from a place of love and show that love. We may believe "telling people the truth" is showing love, but it's also how we convey that truth that shows love.
True, there are people who need "tough love", but the love should still be evident.
Lord, teach me how to love.