True or False?

Who is a better friend

the one who tells us the things we want to be true

and so keeps us where we are

dragging the chains of the past

to the applause of a crowd

doing the same

who is the one who loves us more

the one who hurts us

by telling us how to be free

or the one who keeps us safe

by shielding us from the words that will prompt us to change

to leave behind the baggage slowing us down

and move on

into a better sort of pain

the struggle that comes with learning

the workout that we need to make us stronger

the hard conversation that leads to healing

the forgiving that leads to love