Jesus said to his disciples, “Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by whom they come! It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.” (Luke 17:1-4, NRSV)
Have you ever thought about how big a millstone actually is?
If you were to tie one around your neck and throw yourself into the sea you would be dead.
And of course, that is Jesus’ point. It would be better for you to be dead than to lead someone astray from Him.
We will all stumble on our own, but if we cause another to stumble that is worse than stumbling.
You see our job is to make the path clear for others to see Jesus and to come to Him. Not by telling them what they have to do or how they have to live, but by showing them the love that Jesus gave to us.
So don’t tie one on, and don’t cause another to stumble.
Let Jesus love you and let the love spill over in your life.