Tell the truth to the person you share your life with. About what you think, how you feel and what you want. Tell the truth about what you do when no one is looking.
Tell the truth to your children. About the big things and the little things. Help them not to be afraid of naming what they see. Show them what it means to live in truth, to defend truth and to stand up for truth.
Tell the truth to your friends. About how you really are, your struggles and the state of your life. Push out from the shallows into deeper waters.
Tell the truth at work. Speak up about what you see happening. Tell the truth to your boss, the people you are responsible for and to customers and clients.
Tell the truth in your community. In your clubs, churches, to neighbours and on your WhatsApp groups. Tell the truth to people in the pub and the person who cuts your hair.
Tell the truth to the person who wants what you cannot give them. Look them in the eye and tell them your answer truthfully.
Tell the truth on social media. To those who are near and those far away. To those with whom you often agree and those you normally disagree. Speak truth whether you are greeted with applause, silence or anger. Let truth erode the echo chambers we live in.
Tell the truth to God. This is what He is there for.
Tell the truth so you become better at telling the truth.
Tell the truth carefully, compassionately, humbly, politely and precisely. Tell the truth without shouting or yelling into a megaphone. Let truth cut through lies, obfuscation and passive-aggression.
Tell the truth with kindness and grace so that others can hear what you are saying. But don’t let shallow kindness or cheap grace hide what is true.
Tell the truth because it is the right thing to do. Tell the truth because it helps others. Tell the truth because of the person it turns you into.
Tell the truth not because reality is comfortable, but because it’s the only thing we truly have.
Tell the truth because engaging with reality is the only way to change reality.
Tell the truth because it is The Truth that sets us free.