Mathew 18: 6-7 stumbling blocks
6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!
Woe to the one who puts stumbling blocks in front of others. We are called as Disciples to pave the way for Christ. We are not called to make other people’s lives harder. This however is often a practice. How often do you give someone a task, perhaps not that necessary just to “see” if they are competent? With our relationships how often do we play games that put walls up between us and others? In this passage we are reminded that we shouldn’t be doing that. As disciples we should be making a path smooth stone not a rocky path that trips people up. Or perhaps you are on the other end of this? Perhaps you feel that rocky stones are put before you, find a smoother path! A true disciple would not be setting a rocky path.