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The Importance of Giving Good Example

“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 17:1-6

Today’s Gospel reflection from In Conversation with God on has special significance for those in a position of authority over children.  Listen to the reflection by clicking on the play button below.

      The Importance of Giving Good Example

“If the simple folk live in a lukewarm state, the situation is regrettable. They hurt themselves, but a remedy is possible. If, however, it is the teachers who are lukewarm, then the Lord’s warning needs to be considered: ‘Woe to him by whom they come!’ Great harm can come from their lukewarmness, because it will easily spread to others and dampen their spiritual fervor.” — St. John of Avila