Proverbs 27:5

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Better is open rebuke than hidden love. - Proverbs 27:5

Dear Lord,

Help me to remember this when I am stung by an honest critique from a friend or colleague.   Their honest assessment will help me see through my blind spots to where I need to grow and change.  It's much better than having them secretly love me but never value me enough to tell me how to improve.  Give me tough skin and a soft heart so I am pliable but not vulnerable.  Change my thoughts about critique to an honest willingness to grow, all for your glory. 

Pastor Don Patterson

Good friends will tell you like it is with an accepting smile of ownership.