Friday, May 01, 2015

Yaconelli: the "wrong" question

Friday, May 1, 2015
    Feast of Philip & James, Apostles
    Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...” Then he said to the paralytic, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”
    —Matthew 9:4-6 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday:]
    Assumption 4: Questions can be “right” or “wrong.” All of us have had the experience of asking a question, only to be told the question was inappropriate, irrelevant, or “wrong.” According to this rule, “wrong” questions reveal a lack of faith, a refusal to believe, a rebellion, a carnal heart. “Wrong” questions are unanswerable questions. “Wrong” questions threaten the majority viewpoint.
    ... Mike Yaconelli (1942-2003), Dangerous Wonder: the Adventure of Childlike Faith, Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1998, p. 39 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 9:4-6; Mark 2:8-11; 10:18; Luke 5:22-24; 12:16-20; 18:19; John 5:41-44
Quiet time reflection:
    Thank You, Lord, for Your mercy.
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