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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Ask Your Questions

Mark 9:30-32

“30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.”32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.”

Were you ever afraid to ask a question because you thought you might look stupid or unprepared?  Or, maybe you thought the teacher might think you don’t know what you should know.  So, you sat there, with that question rattling around in your head and missed whatever else was said in class.

The Disciples were afraid to ask Jesus a question.  I have often wondered why.  According to the picture that is painted of Jesus in the scriptures, Jesus appears to be one of the most approachable people; willing to talk about and discuss any subject.  Why were they afraid?  It could have been an ego problem that kept them from asking.  They may have been afraid that Jesus or the other Disciples would think less of them.

In the spiritual life, we must ask questions and then pursue the answers until we get them or come close to getting them.  Spiritual growth and our relationship with God depend upon our constant pursuit of truth.

Ask your questions.  God will continue to love you.

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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