Telling the Truth


Dr. KingI must confess that I am not afraid of the word ‘tension.’ I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth.”  Dr. Martin Luther King wrote these words in his now-famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

If there is anything that can stir up tension, it is the truth—especially when presented in humility. Hemingway said that a writer’s job is to “tell the truth.” I don’t know about you but I find that to be a daunting charge.  The truth?  Do I even know the truth?

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