“None so tender-hearted and sympathising with sick souls as Jesus Christ; he is one that can have compassion, because he has had experience. If I must come unto the surgeon’s hands with broken bones, give me one whose own bones have been broken, who has felt the anguish in himself.
Christ knows what it is by experience, having felt the anguish of inward troubles, the weight of God’s wrath, and the terrors of a forsaking God, more than any or all the sons of men: this makes him tender over distressed souls.”
- John Flavel, The Method of Grace
(HT: Of First Importance)