He (Jesus) said to his disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whose agency they come. It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he has been hurled into the sea than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard taking heed to yourselves! If your brother commits an act of sin, reprove him at once. And if he repents forgive him. And if he commits a sin against you seven times a day, and seven times returns to you saying ‘I repent’, forgive him.” (Luke 17: 1-4)

MAKING FINE FLOUR

Instructions:

1. Begin with fresh wheat grain that has been separated from the stalks of the world, and has not yet been treated (or mistreated) in any way.

2. Rinse the wheat thoroughly, removing the dross and that which could render it an imposter, by the washing of  water with the Word.

3. Place the fresh grain in the mill of affliction, brotherly offense and circumstance.

4. Begin to grind and roll the unforgiving upper runner stone of conflict across the lower more stable, stationary base, which reproves, yet yields and forgives, absorbs and cuts.

5. Let the runner stone go around again, and again, yes, even seven times around, each time coming closer and closer to the base stone, that it should continue to reduce the size of the sinful condition through repentance and receiving forgiveness, each time and every time.

6. With the hard outer shell now removed by the engagement and face to face contact of both parts and its very core having been refined, behold… fine flour has resulted from this very necessary process, rendering it more fit for consumption and for good use. It is now found in a more purified and humble state, from below, underneath the mill, having gone through it.

Eat and partake together!

It takes two.

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