“May I Be Honest With You? Well, No.
It’s a phrase we hear from time to time, often in the Christian community: “May I be honest with you?”
When any of us hears these words, we know whatever is coming next is not good. Not. Good.
The person speaking these words is either offended by something we did, or is ready to point out one of our flaws.
Several years ago after one of my speaking engagements, a young man came up to me and said these very words. Of course, I said “Yes.” What are we supposed to say, anyway?
We can’t come back with, “No, not really. Lie and say something nice, or be quiet.”