Luke 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause people to trip and fall into sin must happen, but how terrible it is for the person through whom they happen. 2  It would be better for them to be thrown into a lake with a large stone hung around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to trip and fall into sin. 3  Watch yourselves! If your brother or sister sins, warn them to stop. If they change their hearts and lives, forgive them. 4  Even if someone sins against you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times and says, ‘I am changing my ways,’ you must forgive that person.” 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, help us day by day to watch what we say and do, so we are not a stumbling block for someone else to experience the grace of God and receive God’s forgiveness. Amen.

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