Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Word About: Responsibility

One of my favorite lines out of any movie is in the first Spiderman. Uncle Ben is having a conversation with Peter Parker about his responsibilities and how it appears Peter has been ignoring some of those responsibilities. The line is, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Of course, Uncle Ben really has no idea how right on target his words are. You see unbeknownst to him Peter is beginning to reap the benefits of having been bitten by a mutant spider. Every time I hear these words I am reminded of Jesus words in his teachings found in Luke chapter 12, verse 48. "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." Some of you may be wondering why we are focusing so much in the Fall on the issues of injustice in our world. I believe we have been blessed with so much for a reason, and it’s not because God likes us more! We have been blessed so that we can bless. We have been entrusted with much so that we can in turn do some good with what we have been given. In the quote from Uncle Ben you can replace the word power with wealth or blessing or knowledge. With great blessing comes great responsibility. We have been greatly blessed. Now, it is our turn!