“A doctor’s scalpel has the power to save, but it also has the power to kill—so it is with the reproof of a spiritual father. If administered with wisdom, reproof can help bring spiritual children to both repentance and healing. But if reproof is administered too harshly—and without proper care—it can cause damage that is potentially irreparable.”
(Fr. Joseph Gleason, 21st Century Orthodox priest) [Prudence; Guidance; Witness]