It sure is easy to point fingers. For all the bad and nasty stuff I can complain about, I am seemingly blind to my part in it all. Even my attitude toward the people around me can make a difference in how they act. Lack of communication is a two-way problem. Bad behavior in others may be reduced if I give proper encouragement. Sure, sometimes it really is somebody else's fault. But I need to ask myself, "What can I do to help change the situation?" Time for me to take some responsibility... even if I don't think I need to.
(A tip of the ol' ballcap to Mark of runalong with pastor mark for the illustration.)