Some questions are downright stupid. Like how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
It has no correct answer, can’t really tell whether the assumptions on which the question is based hold any water, but goodness knows how much time and hot air has been wasted addressing it.
But some questions, if taken on board and addressed, are like applying a laser to a coconut – they penetrate what seems like a lifeless husk, to let flow sweet milk, and so much to chew on.
On Sunday mornings we are going to be looking at questions that Jesus was asked, and in the summer have a look at ones that he asked. It’s no surprise those moments were remembered and recorded. And I suspect that Jesus questions and answers were pondered by those who heard, because he always spoke with authority, and didn’t say the obvious. The truth is not always the obvious!
Sandra and Lillian didn’t let me down in their response to my question yesterday. In asking it, I was really (no pun intended) pointing you to the amazing grace of God’s answer to our human dilemma.