Embracing change – ‘The faithful wounds of a friend’

I Love this comment on news.com.au’s “Ask Bossy” about weight issues and self image:

Sometimes just considering change is the hardest thing. Sometimes when people say something that suggests they would like us to change, we are hurt and withdraw. This is natural…at first. But so is change. Sometimes we cling so tightly to the idea of who we are we are unable to see the golden opportunities to be gained by embracing change.

The “faithful wounds of a friend”.

It’s so important for our friends to speak into our lives… to allow our friends to speak the hard things that they see, that we don’t see, that in a small way seek to impact our lives for the better.