"The Bible assumes that God is the decisive factor in making us what we should be. With wonderful bluntness the Bible says, 'Put away malice and be tenderhearted.' It does not say, 'If you can . . . ' Or: 'If your parents were tender-hearted to you . . . ' Or: 'If you weren’t terribly wronged or abused . . . ' It says, 'Be tender-hearted.'"

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--John Piper