when questions are answers

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the art of asking questions…

clarification – why do you say that?  how so?
reasons and evidence – what would be an example?
viewpoint and perspectives – what would be an alternative?
implications and consequences – how does that tie in with what we learned before?
question about the question – what was the point of the question?  what does that mean?  how does this apply?

or…

where are you?
the starting point…
gathering clues

who’s there?
who is this?
I can’t see…

why bother?
it is what it is…
what’s the big deal?

could there be answers in these questions?
or
is the question actually the answer?

I think that is what I have been journeying through
this Lenten season.
looking at Lent differently
and asking a lot of questions

who
what
where
when
why
how

and starting out with the presupposition
that I don’t have any answers…
today, I am wondering if I really do have the answers
because I am asking the questions.

or…
am I searching for answers
while the question eludes me?

hmm..

what if what looks like it’s falling apart
is actually falling together? – Ann Voskamp

what if the answer is the question.

Who do you say that I am?
Do you want to be well?
Why do you call me Lord, Lord?
Why are you so afraid?

where are you?
who is this?
why bother?

you’ve just got to do the next thing even when nothing feels like it’s changing anything. – Ann Voskamp

“Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal.

Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.” – Andrew Murray

in the questioning
in the pondering
in the sorting and sifting
…we learn to
reach
and let go
…we learn to
pray
and fast
…we learn to
wait.

grace to do the next thing.

There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know – Casting Crowns, Oh My Soul

 

 

 

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