EITHER / OR
Kaitlyn Schiess, an author wrote,
“I’m thinking this morning about the vast difference between teachers I’ve had who wanted to make sure we had every question answered, like they were plugging holes in a sinking ship, and the ones who wanted us to ask more and better questions, like they were teaching us to swim.”
This reminds me of the famous quote of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
I rather like the famous theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s (1918-1988) comment; “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”
Perhaps there is a place for both Either and Or. Only having Either-Or education at school or church or business seems very dangerous to me. I don’t think God is very nervous about our questions or answers.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Jesus