The truth spoken is a gift given. Truth withheld is more than a gift denied, it is an arrow aimed at the heart. It has been said that “the truth hurts,” but the exact opposite is true. No truth is too hurtful , and no lie is harmless. Because every truth opens our heart to another, and every lie separates it. Yet know this: The way we say our truth can be hurtful. So speak our truth, but soothe our words with peace.