Tell the truth. Always tell the truth. If you’re twisting reality to manipulate someone — a reality that God knows, you know, and the rest of the world knows — then sooner or later it’ll mushroom-cloud in your face. Be the one everyone can trust, even if they trust you to say the thing that hurts. It’s worth the couple days of awkwardness to say it like it really is.
God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.
— John Piper