“Who’s fault is it?”
“It’s nobody’s fault!”
“It’s always somebody’s fault!”
“Dad! It’s not a fault issue!”
I have a bad habit of asking my family, “Who’s fault is it?” whenever something goes awry. This irritates the rest of my family, so much so, that we have forbidden the word “fault” in our house. No problem! My daughter had just completed a study of earthquakes in her science class. So taking a cue from the geologic causes, when I want to use the word, I turn to everyone and say, “It’s an earthquake issue!”
Sometimes it is no one’s fault, much to my chagrin. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, beautifully illustrated this as He healed the blind man and demonstrated the grace and mercy of God.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.”
Instead of looking for someone to attach blame, I should be looking for ways to make things right. And with Jesus, I should be looking to Him to make things right with God. It is a beautiful reminder from an all-loving God who daily blesses us, whether we realize it or not.