11 June 2018
The Zen of 0 ~ Accountability
Greetings Dear Reader,
Along the way we gather bad habits and recognize places where we do not put forth our better selves. We struggle in our efforts to be good and kind. We have areas of our lives where we are not as loving. The things that make us selfish and unkind get footing, voice, and power.
It is in accountability to others that we can find the strength to do as we should. We wish that the world were as simple as setting a goal or making a commitment and following through. It would be grand. We just need to look at the list of failed marriages, abandoned diets, and unused gym memberships to know that it is not that way.
In attempting to reach a zero balance in some areas, one must accept a level of accountability. We need to account to someone in our areas of weakness. I do not mean a rule of law over our personal lives. What I am thinking of is our need to have someone or a group of persons that will ask us about the areas we are trying to improve.
One of the reasons we are to travel together is that we need to hold each other accountable. We need to ask and be asked the hard questions. We need to do so in love and in a spirit of encouragement. Too often we “get away with it”, whatever, “it” is because we are not accountable.
If we are to achieve a zero sum on our responsibilities then we need accountability. We need to be accountable to family and friends in a safe and healthy way. It is a vital part of the journey that is intended to strengthen us. When we avoid accountability for our faith and following we are indeed in great danger. Our pride and wants will blind us to the creeping control of our lesser seleves.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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