From the very first time I heard "the truth shall set you free" I simply doubted it. I limit my understanding of this quote to the truth that Jesus spoke about in John 8: 32, and not much else.
But hey, that's just me. Sometimes the truth is such a burden and ignorance/oblivion/not-knowing is ultimate bliss.
I like to believe that I'm a very honest and open person but there are times that I wonder, is the truth really worth telling, is it worth knowing? Because sometimes knowing the truth causes more harm than good and it does nobody any good.
Sometimes we're moved to tell the truth because the guilt that we carry is too much and the only way to unload is by spilling. This mail below is one of those "truths" that raise both my brows and the hairs at the back of my neck:
"While I was in school, I was 22 when I dated a 52 year old very rich man because I needed his money. He made sure we were as discreet as possible and I never got to know anything about him or his family, I only knew his name.
Fast-forward to seven years later, I met this gorgeous gentleman who has shown interest in taking me as his wife. Now he took me home to his mum and I discovered his late dad was my former sugar lover.
Do I tell him the truth as regards my relationship with his dad since love has no secrets or forget about it since the man is dead?"
In her shoes I will back out of the relationship. Most people will advice that she keep her mouth shut and go on with her relationship and her life. Honestly, that's the same advice I will give.
But I know I don't have the 'mind' to do something like that, then again I can hardly open my mouth and say "hey boo......so back then I was screwing your daddy". So I will simply walk away.
And if you think she should come clean and tell him everything, do you really think this guy can look past this fact? And please don't give me that "if he really loves you he'll stay" crap. What man can look past the fact that his father was his wife's sugar daddy. First off, it raises the issue of her being a prostitute.
Ok, I shan't say more.
Should she, should she not?
Does the truth always set us free or are some things best left unsaid?
The above mail was culled from Linda Ikeji's blog.