Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tactful or cowardly?

"Instead of our being free to love and to plead, to warn and to rebuke, we are hung up with our own inner problems. We are inhibited. We are ourselves guilt-ridden. ("What will she think of me if I say that?") We are not prepared to lay cards on tables or to call spades spades. . . . We beat around the bush, not because we're tactful but because we're cowards."

John White, Eros Defiled: The Christian and Sexual Sin, page 167.