"A ruler must be able to hurt those he loves.". How do you understand this expression?
Answer from: Yegor Aniskevich:
My personal opinion ! "The ruler in general should not offend those whom he loves!". Since "Offence" - is a person's reaction to unjustly inflicted punishment, insult, distress, etc.д. It is true that on the basis of the inference " ...of injustice.." of the offended person. Personally, I would paraphrase the phrase this way: "A ruler should not punish in such a way that the punishment in question causes resentment." And with regard to "those whom he loves". A ruler must love all those whom he rules "he" и "Ruler" (ideally of course). It follows that any punishment emanating from the "Ruler" must be: reasonable, fair, etc.д. that would not cause offence to the person being punished.
Answer from: Alexander Gruber:
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Let the Bible answer: "...my son! Do not despise the chastening of the Lord, and do not be discouraged when he reproves you. 6 For the Lord punishes whom he loves, but he strikes every son whom he receives. 7 If you bite the punishment, God does to you as he does to his sons. For is there any son whom his father does not discipline? 8 But if you are left without the punishment that is common to all, you are illegitimate children, and not sons. 9 If we, being chastened by our carnal parents, were afraid of them, how much more ought we not to submit to the Father of spirits, that we might live? 10 They chastened us according to their own will for a few days; but this is for our benefit, that we may partake of his holiness. 11 "All punishment now seems in the present time not as joy, but as sorrow; but afterward to those who have been taught through it, it brings forth the peaceful fruit of righteousness. 12 So strengthen your drooping hands and weakened knees. " (Hebrews 12:5-12)