Has anyone asked you a question today? "What time is it?" "What is the weather supposed to be tomorrow?" "Are you going to that?" "What for dinner?" and so on. Children ask a lot of questions and that's how they learn. They learn and grow as they are faced with questions and answer them. And sometimes a string of words with a question mark at the end changes things for us.
Jesus asked a lot of questions. Jesus asks good questions, unnerving questions, transforming questions. Hear a few of the questions Jesus asks us. How will you answer? Try praying your answer to some of these or even journaling your answer! Jesus asks:
As your pastor, let me ask you a few questions, for if I don't ask, who will?
Questions are important. I'd be interested in hearing some of your answers to some of these questions. Through a phone call, email, letter, or visit. And remember - Jesus asks us questions because He cares enough to want to know. As clergyman John Dear writes, "Jesus' questions reveal His great love for the human race." So Jesus and others such as myself ask questions because we care, and we know that questions can help diagnose that state of our souls.