What is the best question you have ever been asked?
It's possibly when someone asks you, “Would you like me to cook dinner tonight?” after a long day. Or even better “Would you mind if I cancelled our plans?” when you really can’t be bothered to leave the house again.
Perhaps it’s something monumental, such as “Will you marry me?”
Maybe it’s something as open as “What makes you happy?” when you’re getting to know another person and they’re actually interested in learning about you too.
It could even be as inquisitive as “Why do you believe in ___?”
The magical thing about question-asking is it’s totally two-sided! We as humans love to talk about ourselves and are screaming for others to understand us while at the same time are incredibly curious and often stupidly nosy!
The questions that tend to stick with us most are the ones that tap into our hearts and minds. They’re usually the ones that invoke emotion, whether it be envy, amusement, adoration or fear, and often require a response beyond the immediate answer.
The thing is, when a question is asked that is perhaps considered to cut through the shallow, surface level boundaries in a conversation, the answer tends to show you more of who a person is and where they are at. And I can guarantee that this curious nature within us that is desperate to be known and loved will show too.
Profound questions almost always come back to a person’s faith (or lack of) in some way or another. Don’t get me wrong, you have to name-drop Jesus sometimes too but insightful questions get people to the point in conversation where faith is challenged or questioned.
And that’s where Jesus shows up.
So cut the small talk and dive into the deep stuff...
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