Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Reflections: The Apostle Paul used a track race as an analogy for the Christian faith in 1 Corinthians 9:24. In a track race, everyone is competing to win the medal. However, sometimes, a runner might push or cross another runner’s path, causing them to trip and fall. Those who do this are disqualified from the race. Similarly, in the spiritual race of the Christian faith, Jesus warns against causing or leading others to sin. He says that it would be better for such people to have a large millstone hung around their neck and be drowned at the bottom of the sea. In light of these words, those who cause fellow Christians to fall away from the faith will face consequences at the end of the race. Therefore, we must be careful about what we say to others, what we ask them to do, what we show them, and where we send them. We should avoid doing anything that could cause them to backslide. Let us watch out for each other and help each other to finish the race successfully. Watch out for each other and help each other to finish the race well.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me so that I do not lead anybody into sin.
Confession: I don’t lead people into sin.