Inspiration for Today – Responsibility

Published February 16, 2018

The word ‘responsible’ is related to ‘response.’  It is a an answer to a question posed by another.  Responsibility is not something that comes from within, but is always a response to something or someone outside ourselves.

We are most aware of our existence in the moment, in the now, when we are radically acted upon by something from without, when we are under the necessity of meeting a challenge with an action of our own, as is the case in every important decision. The responsible life is one that ‘responds’.  In the theological/spiritual sense… it means that: ‘God is the question’ to which ‘our lives are an answer’.  Amen to that!

Robert E. Steinke, PhD, BCC, FCAM
(USMC – Retired)

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