Truth or Mercy?

Hi, Kate:
In interpersonal “situations,” which is the higher virtue, truth or mercy?
Again, no pressure, mentor!
Sharon
St. Louis, MO
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Sharon,
In my personal situation room truth has the big comfy chair and mercy is sometimes allowed in to vacuum after a tete a tete. It’s just better that way. I don’t remember much anymore and I have a better chance if I tell the truth.
“Does this make me look fat?” causes Mercy to knock on the door with her broom handle, but that’s when I launch into a truthful, if impersonal, dissertation on stripes.
Next time, be a little more truthful with your “no pressures.”
Best,
Kate