“Causes You to Stumble”
We confess, O God, that sometimes we stumble and that in our stumbling we become stumbling blocks for those who are even weaker in their faith than we are.
We acknowledge, O God, the graphic hyperbole of Jesus that makes us aware of how serious such stumbling is.
Please help us to receive and to grow in the grace that both forgives our stumbling and that helps us to grow beyond our stumbling.
“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands or two feet and to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into the hell of fire.” (Matthew 18:8-9)