Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6)
This proverb sounds odd, why would a friend wound you? There are times though when we need some tough love, our egos need deflating or we need to swallow the bitter pill of truth about something and it hurts for a time. Sometimes the most loving thing that can be done for us is to deprive us of perceived needs. The opposite of this is the tendency to just let people know they’re alright and rather than being a good friend that’s perhaps the worst thing that could happen – more the action of an enemy.
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