It is written through the eyes of a Christian, and will often refer to the Bible.
The essay will bring up biblical matters, and also issues that affect the lives of others and ourselves, that relate to honesty. In the Bible, it states many times that 'honest people are blessed' for example Psalm 112.
Similarly if we offer too much to people in our lives and then don’t follow through on that, they are left confused and hurt.
If we keep trying to give what we have offered (in terms of time, emotion, or commitment) even when we don’t really have it, people generally pick up on this, or we end up so resentful that we pull away from them completely.
So aiming to be kind honest often ends up being unkind.
Essay About Honesty In Love
Real kindness requires us to be honest with both ourselves and others, even if that is painful and hard.
Working too hard without taking time to look after ourselves often results in us working less well and/or eventually having to stop suddenly because we simply can’t keep it up.
Such a situation is usually worse for the people around us than if we had been honest about the load we could reasonably commit to in the first place, or if we had said as soon as it was becoming difficult.
I’ve blogged before on the tension between kindness and honesty: how, often, when we try to communicate honestly we sacrifice kindness, and when we try to be kind to others we sacrifice honesty.
I concluded that it was important to find a balance between the two: holding that tension whenever we communicate with others, or indeed ourselves.