Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Evangeliad (25:13, 17)


Section 25:13, 17 (corresponding to Matt. 18:6-7, 10; Mark 9:42)

See that no one among you should despise
Those young in their faith or young in their lives,
For their angels stand before heaven's throne,
And the Father's very face they behold. 

These little ones who believe in my name--
If anyone draws them to sin and to shame,
That person's fate would be better indeed
If hung with a millstone and thrown in the sea!

Woe to the world for temptations to sin,
Yet more woe to the one who welcomes them in!
Temptations are certain, but be not the one
Through whom temptations to sin will come!