Do Not Offend Little Ones
Years ago, a father was strongly advised to keep liquor away from his children because of his family’s history of alcoholism and their apparent weakness toward it. However, he insisted on keeping some bottles of wine in his cellar for special occasions. Unbeknownst to him, his son secretly began drinking wine from those bottles and soon developed an addiction to alcohol, which resulted in a life of misery for himself, his family, and future generations.
“And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea” (Mark 9:42).