Questions



I finished a good book last week, Grounded by Diana Butler Bass.  In the epilog Bass shares this quote - "Questions are my classroom." Curiosity leads to learning. Jesus literally tells us to learn when he calls us to be disciples (Mt. 28:19-20). Lately I feel like I've been questioning everything. Curiosity will take you to a new place and asking questions takes courage. You may find there is no good reason for some of the things you do or believe. You could also find your faith strengthened and renewed. Sometimes we need to put "Our" version of Christianity into the furnace and allow the Holy Spirit to burn away everything that is not true. To be honest, I encounter too many people who are far too certain about their beliefs. Growing up there was an old song I heard people quote saying "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it for me." I understand the meaning behind this, but I won't settle there when God has invited into such a wonderous, eternal, learning space. Everything I've ever been taught can be questioned, re-examined, re-considered, and re-discovered. I will dismantle it piece by piece and put it all on the table. I will ask the Holy Spirit to take me through it one more time. And like a beautiful new sunrise, he will again reveal himself to me and call me to come and follow him. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially when it comes to matters of faith. Do your best to set aside your preconceived ideas and come to the issue with an open mind. The Helper will meet you there.