This quote reminds me of God, our heavenly father as a parent. God corrects his imperfect children, yet he calls them righteous/perfect and calls forth who they will become. God convicts his children, He does not put the weight of condemnation on them. Conviction leads to repentance, condemnation leads to separation. God models what wise and loving parenting looks like.
As parents, we need to do a heart-check before and after we correct our children. Our acts of discipline must not make our children self-condemn. They should rather build their confidence and lead to repentance.
What are your thoughts on Vallotton’s quote?