It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults.
So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
-Henry Ward Beecher
A friend said to me recently that oftentimes the things we write or talk most about are those we ourselves need to hear the most. And I think that’s probably true. It’s like talking to yourself but through the medium of writing.
I have written about community/relationships multiple times in the last year and a half. I write about those things because I have to remind myself on a daily basis to fight for them. Not to run from them. And to risk for them.
I also write about it to find others who believe in it as much as I do. I want to find others who are willing to risk for it as much as I am. I want people to hold me accountable to it. To call me out when I’m doing too much talking about it and not enough living it.
What do you write to yourself?