“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
That these we must not cause to stumble believe in Jesus means they have a desire to understand the life they are called to live. On numerous occasions, Jesus would ask his own disciples if they understood his teachings (See Matthew 13:51). Though they would answer, “Yes,” their later actions proved otherwise. If the Master Teacher, himself, had this much difficulty in getting his own disciples to understand the life of faith, then how much more guarded and cautious we must be as the vulnerable and impressionable observe our lives, hear our words, and see our attitudes. From such as this, they will draw their conclusions about what it means to be a follower of Christ.