Words spoken in love can be a blessing. But truth spoken in love is redemptive. This kind of speech blesses those who bear it and matures those who speak it.
While speaking the truth in love is often not easy, it’s worth it! Look at God and see how painful it was to speak his word in love by sending Jesus. But in the process of that one sacrificial word, he has saved us and revealed his heart of grace, mercy, and love.