"Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!” (v1). While we often worry about our own temptations and trials, Jesus urged us to pay attention to how we contribute to the lives of others, positively or negatively. We have a special responsibility toward the wellbeing of “these little ones” (v2); Jesus used the harshest language for those who would harm vulnerable individuals. And while we never ignore sin, we are called to be quick to forgive a repentant brother or sister (v3-4).
“Pay attention to yourselves!” Our tendency is to judge others, but Jesus calls us to take responsibility for ourselves – to love, serve, and forgive as He leads us (v3).