I was reminded this week about an important concept. I’d like you to meditate on this idea. “The quality of your life is only as good as the quality of your questions!” I know that is a loaded statement that we can literally take in a thousand directions, but play along with me here. And let me add, “If you don’t like your life, ask better questions!” Moreover, to both of these provocative statements, might we affirm that having the correct answers to life’s all-important questions is as essential as the questions themselves! In other words, asking the right questions, but getting the answers wrong, is as detrimental as asking the wrong questions or asking no questions at all!
Let me give you a simple example. Can’t we all agree that asking where we will spend eternity is a critical question? Additional essential questions would be, “What determines where, and how do we know?” Getting these answers wrong is as damning as not asking them in the first place!
In our Scripture readings for today there are many answers. And I think we can safely infer that these are the questions: who, what, when, where, how, and why?