Are We Responsible for Others? (60)

We're pondering the age old question, “Am I responsible for others?” It’s a trickier question than at first glance- it can be utilized and lived out in a myriad of ways. We can wear it as a weighty mantle where we are carrying others on our backs. We can take an “I know better than others and can control, fix, or sort out things better than they can.” And we can swing the pendulum to the opposite extreme and say that if everyone is living their life just as they should, if there are no errors and we are not in control of everything- well then we can “let go and let God” and just be over here hiding out as the transcendent one. So if we can’t fix, control or save people, and if doing the spiritual person disappearing act isn’t helpful,  what does genuine responsibility to one another look like? 

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