I was just thinking about something that my minister preached about today. Basically, he was talking about how we know how our enemy feel about us, they will tell you the truth, whether you want to hear it or not. However there are the people we call friends, they will never tell you the truth. They say whatever they think you want to hear in order to please you.
The thing about it is that certain true may be what you need to hear, or want to hear. How many times have you ask a friend something and they never told you the truth, but they will go behind your back and talk about it. You know they talked about because it always comes back later. Anyway, the sermon was about the betrayal of Jesus by a person he called a friend.
Does that apply to the people we call friends? On Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra considers herself a good Christian. However she felt disappointed that her friend Kandi back away from her during the time she really needed a friend the most. Then that mentioned it to other friends. It get back to Kandi, who said she did not know Phaedra and her had any problems with their friendship. It is sad that even the men back up Apollo more than Kandi did Phaedra. These are people living there real lives in front of the camera.
Two things about it, everyone was watching this real life disaster unfold, air or not aired a friend would have been there. Unfortunately on television, I don’t even remember Kandi being there once. She said she was having problems of her own, really! Her husband was going to Phaedra husband was going to prison, and it was his intent to cause as much hell for her before going. A friend would have known, so when Apollo said Phaedra was cheating; she could have come to her defend. No way would I have let my husband say something about my friend like that, and not call her to warn her, before the enemy Kanya used it as the luncheon. The situation was messed up.
Just like the story of the Emperor New Clothes, everyone knew he was not wearing clothing. They smiled and agreed with him that his new clothes were great. He trusted them, but it took an unknown child to tell him the truth.
Do you have any true friends who will tell you the truth, before you are embarrassed?