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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.
~ Matthew 18:6

A friend and I were standing next to the sidewalk when a drunk man walked by. My friend is a beautiful young woman, very pure and innocent. He made some discusting comments about her. It was a good thing that he kept walking. How dare he try to sully someone who is so clean and pure.

Now if he had said those things to me it wouldn't have mattered so much because you see I'm not pure and clean and innocent.

But then the Lord showed me that He saw me clean and pure every time I was sullied.

Every time - it mattered.