The Parable of Ewe Lamb used by Nathan is parable of reproof is a touching story of the Ewe Lamb awoke the better nature of King David... It was meant to convict David of his sin and to induce true repentance .
Fear not the anger of the wise to raise; Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.Alexander Pope
Hasn’t there … been a little too much zeal in our reproof of children and friends for yielding to the temptations we ourselves find it most difficult to resist? We punish where we can least afford to sympathize. Of all the horrors of the daily news, it seems hardest to imagine the kind of cruelty that is intensified by the pain of its victims, but whenever we feel sympathy would weaken us, we are a little closer to the torturer.james richardson