An Arab sheik once gave a banquet for his son & invited his friends to share his hospitality. His one request was that each guest bring a small skin of wine as his contribution to the feast.
On the appointed day when the skins were emptied, it was found, to the mortification of host & guest alike, that all contained water. Each guest had reasoned that, since everyone else would bring wine, he might be able to make a substitution & not be detected.
A temptation against which every Christian who occupies a place of trust should be on his guard is the temptation to minimize his individual responsibility. It is this attitude that is responsible for much of the disappointment in the church.
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.” - John C. Maxwell.
Js 3:13 (GNT): “Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom.”