Couple interesting stories from baseball.
So there’s a soap opera playing out in Boston as players try to get their manager fired. When reports get out the blame game starts. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez sent a text to ownership complaining about Valentine. Gonzalez claims that recently traded Red Sox, Kelly Shoppach, wrote and sent the message from his phone without his knowledge.
Melky Cabrera was having a big year and about to cash in with a big contract, until her got caught using steroids essentially ending his season and costing him millions. He seemed to own up when things went public but it appears that Cabrera created a website for a fake supplement he was claiming as the source of the positive test. The ruse didn’t work.
Always own up to your mistakes and don’t blame someone who isn’t there anymore.
In ministry is easy to blame someone or something else. You don’t have the budget or the support. The pastor before you left you with a lot of problems. Numbers aren’t important.
Platitudes and other generalizations can go a long way in passing the buck, but eventually it all comes to light.
You have a choice now in how to handle it. Eventually you lose that choice.