Friday, March 22, 2013

the compliment

A compliment is a statement that notes a blessing about another.
It's meant to build up confidence while recognizing your brother.
But we often forget its true intent and make fake statements on a whim.
Self promotion becomes our motive and this surely is a sin.
Sometimes its offered up in speech used only to persuade.
To get attention in return for the accolade just made.
So when you praise, please speak the truth and leave flattery to those that lie.
I'll accept you with much more respect when you look me in the eye.
Build each other up in truth without a means to end.
Then you will truly praise God's name for the blessing He bestowed your friend.
(Victoria Anderson)

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