Often Christianity is presented as a series of answers to our deepest questions about ourselves, one another, God and the world.
We use those in authority (Vicars, Priests, Bishops, Pastors) as experts in ‘Christian answers’. The Bible is presented as a textbook of answers that point out what we should do, how we should behave and what to expect when we die.
However, Jesus rarely answered any questions. In fact he was the one asking the questions of us. There are 295 questions Jesus asked in the Bible. It is these questions that take us deeper into the spiritual life.
As part of our spiritual life we need to spend time in the presence of Jesus – hearing his questions – allowing him to speak deeply into places we are fearful of. Places where he is healing us:
‘What do you want me to do for you?’ (Luke 18.41)
‘Do you want to be healed?’ (John 5.6)
‘What are you seeking?’ (John 1.38)