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Readers, can you relate to this? “Hadlay had a feeling that the adults were ‘protecting’ them from something. She hated when they did that. She knew from long and aggravating experience that no amount of begging would persuade them to explain themselves.”

What do you think? Have people ever done that to you?  How did it feel? 

And what about you? Have you ever held back information from someone when you thought they would be better off without it? Ever kept a secret to protect another person?  Ever said what someone wants to hear, when your truth would disappoint or hurt them? 

What do you think? Is that wrong? Is it Biblical?  I'd love to see your thoughts on this!