Sinwatch – Good News for November 8

8 11 2010

Luke 17:1-6

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. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”

And the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

The Daily Path: Have I caused someone to sin or sinned against another?

When reading this passage I tend to think about BIG SIN instead of little sin. However, it strikes me that causing or bringing about “little sin” may be more prevalent than I’m even aware of. And in the scheme of things is a sin a sin or is there truly magnitude of sin? Murder/molestation vs lie/cheat? Perhaps this is another reason that Jesus reminds us to be on guard. Not just projecting onto others, but starting with ourselves.