“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 17:1,3

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus warned,

“There will always be temptations to sin,

but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting!

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So watch yourselves!”

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– Luke 17:1,3 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Jesus simply doesn’t mince words,

and He gravely warns those who tempt others into doing something which goes against God’s law and Commandments.

The person who does the tempting is the one who seduces, beguiles, influences, prompts, bribes, urges, persuades, entices, encourages others to sin.

What sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting!

This is not a light matter. Jesus is speaking of eternal consequences.

Misguiding and giving bad example to others damages and destroys not just those who fall for the temptation, but very often also their loved ones.

Those who are guilty of having tempted and misdirected others in one way or another but who deeply regret what they’ve done,

must seek God’s forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

They also have an obligation to make amends for such serious offences which will have alienated souls from God.

This can be done through showing and practising sincere compassion and Christian love,

which is what ultimately inspires souls to want to seek and to find God, His way and His truth.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Please forgive me, Lord, for misguiding or leading others to sin against You.

Forgive me, Lord, but also forgive, heal and renew those who I caused to sin.

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