Jesus said to his disciples,
“Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
but woe to the one through whom they occur.
It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
and he be thrown into the sea
than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.”
~ Luke 17:1-2
We live in confusing and perilous times. Lies are peddled as truth. Hatred and anger are fomented by leaders of nations among their people. Violence and murder are often justified in the name of some heavens. Ugly and polluted are acceptable as foul language is taken to be normal and ordinary.
I pity the young ones growing up today. What will their future be if the adults are behaving so obnoxiously? How will the world we are leaving behind for them look like when it is their time to take care of it? I cannot change the world but I can do things in my small corner of the world.
No one has the right to destroy the reputation of another person. So, I will not say or do anything that will make people think less of another person. I will share and speak only of what is true, good and beautiful about them. I will keep quiet on all the rest. But I will likewise resist evil and will not let down my guard against.
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.