Gospel Reflection: Mark 9: 42

Here’s a reflection on Mark 9:42, a verse in the suggested gospel reading for Proper 21 B (Ordinary 26 B).  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Gospel Reflection: Stones

“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who trusts in me to lose faith,
it would be better for that person to be thrown into the sea
with a large millstone tied around the neck.”  Mark 9:42

Many uses,
  flintstone, flagstone.
Many joys,
  birthstone, gemstone.
Many pains,
  gallstone, hailstone.
Many tools,
  grindstone, whetstone,
Many griefs,
  gravestone, brimstone.

Many hopes
  cornerstone, hearthstone.
One warning,
  millstone, millstone.
Kyrie eleison.

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/