More mercy in the spring.

September 6, 2010

[Christ] will not only not break nor quench, but he will cherish those with whom he so deals.

Physicians, though they put their patients to much pain, will not destroy, but raise it up by degrees.  Surgeons will lance and cut, but not dismember.  A mother who has a sick and self-willed child will not therefore cast it away.  And shall there be more mercy in the stream than in the spring?

(Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed, p. 7)

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