Hail and Bruised People

Thinking about my metaphor from yesterday--Are you falling on others as refreshing rain or damaging hail?--brought to mind one of my favorite descriptions of Jesus, from a prophecy in Isaiah:
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. (Matthew 12.20)
The "damaging hail" metaphor brought this text to mind as (1) we get a lot of hail here in West Texas, and (2) there's also a lot of agriculture in West Texas. So the image of hail damaging fragile plants (the breaking of bruised reeds) is a common one around here.

All that to say, there's a lot of fragile, vulnerable people out there. A lot of bruised people. Are we falling on them like rain or hail?

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