Chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount
Story No. 8 of 29 (Mark 9:43-48)
Jesus, while standing beside a little child, said to his disciples, “If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone tied around his neck and to be thrown into the sea.”
There is no doubting the seriousness of such evil acts. Children, most of all, are inquisitive; they seek answers to many questions about God, they seek older people’s daily help and they trust them completely.
Don’t be afraid to share your faith with children, but don’t misguide anyone.
Likewise, when you know that others may lead or draw you into sin, “cut them off”, withdraw from such unnecessary risks. Self-denial is difficult but the alternative is not an option.
God is Love, Sin is Evil.
Lord Jesus, may I see only good in others and guide the misdirected towards You.
Prayer: Daily Prayer (St Francis)
Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily;
to lean on your great strength, trustfully, respectfully;
to wait for the unfolding of your will, patiently, serenely;
to meet others, peacefully, joyfully;
to face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.
|Music Suggestion: Holy, Holy…|
Listen and reflect… pause and talk.
On this day in 1908, the whipping of students in New York schools was outlawed.
The most vulnerable, are often the least respected. Pray for the happiness of all children.
Read More: Jesus’ Life – See All 365 Stories
(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)