Jesus said, "If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." (Matthew 18:6). As I read the article by Kurt Eichenwald in today's New York Times about child porn consumers luring teens to sell sexual images of themselves via webcams, I got the urge to start "Millstone Ministries" again. I know it's not a "turn-the-other-cheek" attitude, but when adults cause kids to sin, it makes me want to SHRIEK with fury and grief. If you read the article, you'll be struck once again how a parent's rejection creates a soul starved for adult attention. That's why prevention is far better than a millstone: we need to ATTEND to the teens around us, loving, blessing, listening, praying, and nurturing so they don't rush to be "fed" by predators eager to devour them.
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