There are traditional categories of responsibility and nontraditional categories of responsibility. The traditional categories are what I would call the lower forms of responsibility. They answer the questions of “who did it?” Who is responsible for this mess? Who is the bad steward? The questions come in a form nobody wants to answer, if you are Minnesota nice. Yet the nontraditional categories of responsibility take on a higher form. As Christians, those of us who are lead by Christ…who exemplified the form of redemptive responsibility we are to take…took responsibility for that which was justifiably the fault of another.
At the end of the day, everyone could be responsible. Of those in key positions in the cosmic drama—some are better suited to be responsible.