When the Truth Hurts
From his work in sales, Paul could look ahead and see serious problems in the company’s path—problems obvious to him but ignored by those around him. So Paul raised the issue with top management...and for his trouble, his colleagues ignored him.
After a while, they ridiculed him. Eventually, they marginalized him. Paul never backed off from what he saw. And down the road, when his predictions proved out and the company hit hard times—he got fired.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. The life of Jesus shows us that the truth can hurt...and it can hurt the teller. But truth-telling, resting on right judgment, is no choice. It’s our obligation...in the high calling of our daily work.
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”