|The better your question the deeper you’ll go!|
Read through the gospels and you’ll discover that Jesus asked lots of questions. I think he does this, in part, because he wants people to be real with him and to take responsibility for their own lives. One of my favorite of Jesus’ questions is in John chapter 5 when Jesus confronts the paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda. The pool of Bethesda had healing properties and people gathered there to cure their ailments. The invalid told Jesus that when the waters in the pool were stirring he had no one to help him and others got in the water before he did. It seems Jesus saw through this and ask the man a rather frank question.
• What is the best use of your time and energy today?
• What will you no longer tolerate in this situation?
• What will it take for you to become part of the solution?
• What rules or traditions do you have that keep getting in the way?
• What kinds of problems and crises do you keep attracting?
• What consumes your time and distracts you from attaining your goals?
• What happens in your mind when you decide to just play it safe?
• What most quickly makes you defensive?
• What are you pretending not to know?
• What is the cost of not changing?