Responsibility

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Responsibility – 6 October 2006

Writing yesterday’s Blog (“Capitol Crimes”) about political corruption brought to mind a Bible passage in which Jesus says that “…from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him [or her] they will ask all the more.” (Luke 12:48)

It seems to me that this statement can be applied to those who occupy positions of leadership and oversight, such as government officials. In effect, Jesus says that those who are “given much” bear a heavier burden of responsibility; and the more that is entrusted to them, the more liable they become.

Those who occupy positions of public trust sooner or later reveal their true character. Of course, there are always many who support these hard-hearted leaders; after all, to not do so would be like condemning themselves; they feel justified by those whom they support. You know the old saying – Birds of a feather flock together.

The hypocrisy of the hard of heart, no matter what façade they hide behind, becomes obvious to those who “have eyes to see” and “ears to hear.”

In ancient times, the Lord through His prophet Jeremiah declared:

Jeremiah 5:21

21 “Hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
Who have eyes, but see not;
Who have ears, but hear not.”
~ New American Standard Bible

Corrupt leaders have a sense of responsibility, all right – they feel that they have a responsibility to grab as much power and wealth as possible for themselves and their cronies! And we need to keep our eyes and ears opened to be aware of what is really happening.
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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