But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Our Father in Heaven takes very seriously offenses against children. They come to the earth pure and innocence and for many years, they rely solely on the support of adults. Unfortunately, many adults abuse the power they have over children and treat them poorly.
There are the some extreme cases of physical abuse, of course, but abuse does not need to be something that warrants a slot on the evening news. It can be little things like how you speak your children, how you discipline them and whether or not you neglect them in their times of need.
Raising children is very difficult at times, and the pressures of life and push us toward behaviors that we would not normally tolerate. However, before you consider taking out your frustrations in some way on our children, you would be good to remember the biblical warning about those who offend these little ones.