“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 17:1

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“There will always be temptations to sin,

but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting!”

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– Luke 17:1 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lord condemns those who

by their words,

by their actions,

or by their immoral attitude,

cause or lead others to do wrong.

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Our Lord condemns those who

give scandal, or cause or lead others to do wrong,

because rather than showing love to their “neighbour”,

they are killing his or her soul.

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Jesus threatens with the most severe punishment

those who cause others to stumble

because they are taking away the life of grace from others

– which is more precious than the life of the body –

and causing a multitude of sins.

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Beware, therefore, all who enjoy authority of any kind

– parents, teachers, politicians, clergy, managers, leaders, writers, artists, etc. –

because they can more easily be a cause of scandal.

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This is a very serious warning,

meaning that we must not be a cause of scandal or temptation to others.

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We should, all of us, also pray to be protected

from being influenced by the bad example others may give us.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, help me always spread virtue, never immorality.

And Lord, shield me from harm and guard me from temptation. Amen.

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