A truth we like is easily accepted. A truth we do not like is often rejected or explained away into a false state of excuses and denial. There are times truths are held back for the benefit of others. If a truth is going to cause massive pain, is the lie the better solution? I tend to be brutally honest in my dealings with people, but sometimes I hold back on telling every aspect of the truth. Is feeling guilty about the truth along with the heartache worth it? Eventually, the truth will find its way out. Maybe picking the time for the truth is about as good as we can hope for.