“Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV
We all know that it is far greater to hear criticism from our friends. It does not make it easy to hear knowing this, but it grows us as a person and Christian. Being a follower of Christ should make us strive for perfection, knowing that we will never reach it. We will have to have correction along the way. Don't make excuses just correct it and put your faith in Christ!