A blessed Veterans Day to my readers in the USA. I am eternally grateful to all those who have served our country. May God bless you for your sacrifices.
In the Gospel reading from Luke 17, Jesus says, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.”
As Christians, we have a great responsibility. We must always be mindful of our own sinful behavior. But perhaps even more so, we must be sure never to lead others into sin. We know that we will have to answer to God for our own sins. But we will be held doubly responsible when we lead others into temptation and cause them to sin.
Father, keep us ever mindful of our behavior. Help us to always strive to lead others to holiness, not to sin. Amen.
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