Shifting Blame

A lot of us blame things on our parents. I bet that my friends who are counselors and psychologists would endorse this as a common counseling issue. True, there is genetic material that ties us to our family, but Calvin’s response to his mother is really a low blow. Is it my parents’ fault that I’m overweight?

John 9:1-3 “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

Maybe it’s because I don’t eat right and exercise. Maybe it’s bacause God doesn’t want me to be vain. Easier to blame it on genes.



One Response to “Shifting Blame”

  1. mixonitup Says:

    Had a brief conversation this morning that caused me to think on this more. As much as we hate to see our faults revealed, how much more do we hate to see our children make the same mistakes that we made? Maybe the whole point of the strip is the unspoken frustration that Calvin’s mother expresses in the third frame.

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