Saturday, September 5, 2009

Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

“Whatever life holds in store for me,
I will never forget these words:
With great power comes great responsibility.”
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spiderman

Responsibility is an essential element of integrity; it is the congruence of what you think, what you say, and what you write. Responsibility is essential for reciprocity, trust, and for maintaining symmetric relationships.

Responsibility is a choice. Choice without responsiblity is greed, an attempt to get something for nothing that is the wasteful and harmful excess of egotists and tyrants. Responsiblity is a congruence between the actions we choose and of our values, because it unleashes choice. Whenever we think, decided, choosen and act we are exercising our personal responsibility.

I believe in the greatness of humankind, in the power that lies in every individual – the power to choose our response. The power to love rather that hate; the power to respect rather that disrespect; the power to deny self rather than being selfish; the power to stop fighting each other; the power to build each other up rather than tear each other down; the power to be united by mutually respect, acceptance and tolerance.

I pray that we will exercise the true power that lies within each individual human being – the power of responsibility.

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  1. Rightly said Pope! This was Peter Parker's variation of Jesus' words: "To whom much is given, much is required"

    Rudyard Kipling said it the other way round - “Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages”!

  2. love ur post inspired from my favorite spidey.......

  3. another nice post, more to come...

    god bless!

  4. Very true kuya, at dahil dyan karapatdapat kang iclap clap..


  5. responsibility, great or not, dapat ginagawa. ginagawa ng tama. :)

  6. I pray that we will exercise the true power that lies within each individual human being – the power of responsibility.


  7. ah, Pope, ang galing naman ng post mo, parang pinapatamaan mo ako ah, haha. Salamat, salamat ng marami sa suporta and tiwala, that is enough to carry on and continue however distasteful? no! however difficult and challenging the responsibilities are.

    I love that phrase from the Spiderman movie...

  8. another great post... to which i again, agree...

    thanks for this "soup of the day"

  9. To a responsible and sensible person this saying is true. Sadly I can't say the same for our "leaders". In their case its the other way around.

    "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

  10. sabi nga nung mother ni spider man, you are not superman..

  11. God give each person that power. weather it is big or small we must discover and do it according to God's will.

  12. Sabi nga sa bibliya habang lumalago tayo sa paglilingkod sa Dyos mas lalo tayong magiging aba at tagapaglingkod ng nakakararami

  13. Amen parekoy!! =)



  14. SAKOP ng entry na 'to ang LAHAT-LAHAT! Whether I am a blogger, a lover, a military commander or a political leader... it covers even those who have the power to heal using a stethoscope; and even if you're The Pope, you're still covered by it's 'scope'.

  15. Korek!

    at kung sakali man na tayo ay nagkamali may koneksyon man o wala sa kapangyarihan, iwasan sana nating manuro ng iba. bagkus aminin na lang ang kasalanan...

  16. @ Desert Aquaforce
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful quotes and i cannot forget that words - "To whom much si given, much is required"...

    @ mightydacs
    Thank you for the visit.

    God bless.

    @ Bhing
    Thank you for the inspiring words.

    @ ♥superjaid♥
    Salamat sa muling pagbisita, pagpalain ka ni Bro.

    @ yellowshoelace
    You indeed correct. A blessed Monday morning.

  17. @ YanaH
    Tnhak you for believing. god bless.

    @ Mr. Thoughtskoto
    Hahahaha, natatawa ako sa iyo, you are truly blessed, you got Powerful Team of PEBA with the the guidance of Powerful Almighty always guiding you in your Mission.

    @ A-Z-E-L
    Thank you for that beautiful words - 'soup for the day'

    @ BlogusVox
    I love your quotes: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"", it leads to a signle illnes - GREED.

    @ Everlito (ever) Villacruz
    Right, just like us, we are not Super Heroes, we are just simple OFWs living in harmony trying to lift the lives of our family. God bless you.

  18. Hindi talaga nawawalan ng mga paalala ang pahina mo pre...another great post parekoy! :)

  19. Nice post Pope! And I really like that quote from Peter Parker....damdam ko sa aking puso hehehe

  20. To be responsible we should also be accountable... It does not solely mean to do what we think is right but also has the sense of being accountable if there will be failure... basta ganun... jejejejeje

  21. kapag binigyan ng kapangyarihan ng makagawa ng mabuti, di na kelangan pang sabihan, dapat sa sarili natin, alam na natin yun ang dapat nating gawin.

    may related post po ako tungkol jan sa blogs ko.

    magbunyi para sa mas marami pang inspirational na basahin mula sa inyo. yngat.

  22. The difference between a responsible and an irresponsible?

    Competence vs Manipulation.
    Autonomy vs Dependence.
    Courage vs Cowardice.
    Integrity vs Betrayal.
    Wisdom vs Ignorance.
    Talking to people vs Talking about people.


  23. This is very true!! :-)




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