OPEN TO QUESTION
Joan Chittister writes, “Now, it seems, life is more an exercise in questions than a catalogue of certainties. It is the unending process of an expanding universe and its expanding knowledge with it. Nothing, it seems, is not now open to question.
When we consider yesterday’s answers more important than today’s questions, we fail both the past and the future. In the first place, the past was for it’s own time; in the second place, it is meant to prepare us to face the future.
Never refuse to ask a question however unwelcome the question may be. In the end, it may be the only thing that saves us from our own ignorance. To keep growing, it is imperative to keep asking the forbidden questions.
When we try to stop thought by stopping people from asking forbidden questions, we only prove the paucity of our answers. What is true will hold up to scrutiny…however much untruth is around us. If an idea be of God…like love and goodness and openness and respect and tolerance and compassion…it will thrive in the most godless environment.”
I also will ask you one question; then answer me. Jesus