John Bradshaw - Not Sugar-Coated
If you form the dough into cookies and then dip the tops of them in sugar before you bake them, you'll end up with sugar-coated cookies. Nothing at all healthy about them but people like them and the reason is, and I'm quoting the recipe now is, that they are 'comforting'; coat it with sugar, and it's comforting.
Some people do that with the word of God, thinking that sugarcoating the truth will make it more palatable; Jesus did not sugarcoat his words; he said to the church at Sardis, "You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead," Revelation 3:1. He wasn't being brutal, but honest, and they needed to know what he said.
You don't want to sugarcoat the reality of your Christian experience; if you think you're alive and you're not, take that seriously and know that Jesus still raises the dead. I'm John Bradshaw for t Is Written.