The vitality of your spiritual formation is directly related to the quality of your questions.
We live in a world where answers are king. To have an answer demonstrates mastery over something – certainty is a mark of power and a sign of control. Asking a question, on the other hand, exposes weakness and reveals need. Questions challenge self-sufficiency and force us to remember the limits of our humanity.
When we ask a question – when we wrestle with a mystery – we come face to face with something beyond our control, something that threatens to slip out of our firm grasp and stake its claim on our lives.
Don’t be content with safe answers along your spiritual journey. Encountering God should unsettle you and leave you with more questions than you started with. Actually, it might even leave you desperately hungering for more and cause you to give up you life in order to chase after the miraculous mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.
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