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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.”85 Scandal 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

52. Who created the world?

478. What care must be given to the dying?

593. What is the specifically Christian sense of this petition?

483. When is it morally permitted to use military force?

439. Why does the Decalogue constitute an organic unity?

149. What is the origin and the fulfillment of the Church?

158. Why is the Church called the “Bride of Christ”?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the statement “God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” in 1 John 1:9 mean?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What does the phrase “we live by faith, not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?

What did Jesus teach about loving your neighbor? (Matthew 22:39)

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

What does God’s sovereignty over human history mean, as described in Zephaniah 1:15?

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