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2285. Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized. It prompted our Lord to utter this curse: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”85Scandal is grave when given by those who by nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others. Jesus reproaches the scribes and Pharisees on this account: he likens them to wolves in sheep’s clothing.86


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

520. By what is love for the poor inspired?

542. When did Jesus pray?

182. What is the mission of the Pope?

390. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?

265. What place does Confirmation have in the divine plan of salvation?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

90. Did the incarnate Son of God have a soul with human knowledge?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

What does the testimony of John the Baptist in John 1:29 mean, and how important is this testimony for Christians?

What is Ahijah’s prophecy in 1 Kings 11 and what is its importance in Israel’s history?

What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

What is the importance of the parent-child relationship in the Christian family according to Ephesians 6:1-4?

What lessons can we learn from Haman’s fall in Esther 7:7-8?

What does the Bible say about the wrath of God and how does it relate to the need for salvation?