And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." I have read these verses over, maybe hundreds of times, but this is the first time I saw it this way:
When a person is converted, he is a child in the Lord; "born again." The new birth makes us trusting and vulnerable, just like a child. If anyone offends a newly born again child in the Lord, that is to say, to cause a new Christian to question or abandon his salvation, it would be better for that person if "a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
I know it's been there all this time, but it just connected in my spirit. Was Jesus likening the child to a new believer? If He wasn't particularly doing that, it's still a valid connection to make for us.