Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion. (Ben Ames Williams, late short story writer)

Williams continues, “. . .it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them.” We do have to make choices, and Williams says, “By the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure [a man].”  We may want to avoid our responsibilities at times, but to do so can have really tough consequences. It’s best to face our obligations head-on, prepare well, and move forward.

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct. (Galatians 6:4-5)