when life sows you a question

"The Sower" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“The Sower” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward


I personally believe the story of Jesus raises more questions than provides more answers. That’s good!

If a question takes root in your mind, and if it survives adversity, which will arise, it will bear great fruit a hundred times over.

Questions are the greatest change agent!

But your heart needs to be soft for it to sink in, and your mind needs to be supple in order to change.

I’ve written an entire book about the value of questions. I also facilitate an online community where they can be entertained!


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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    I lean towards ‘observations, questions, exploration’ as being the most normal path to a teen (or adult) conversion (that is, having initial belief).

    Later, when we are new-to-the-faith(s), we often change to “observations, obedience” as our paradigm.

    But then something happens, and ‘questions’ are reintroduced to the paradigm.

    However, the questions fly in the face of simple obedience… and that, imo, is where much conflict lives.

    But the goal of the conflict , to quote a verse from the Bible, is to have “unfeigned faith”.

    No longer is he the ‘God of our Fathers’ but he is ‘our Lord and our God’. And, our faith, however altered by our ‘questions’, is deeply real.

    That is why I believe ‘questions’ must be sown, new generations must re-ask old questions and research the various answers (and even create their own answers), and even new questions must be created.

    “Unfeigned faith” is the fruit of ‘questions’ that have been sowed in the field, watered and tended, and allowed to grow.

    And, that fruit is sweet.

  2. terri jo says:

    The teacher must keep learning and the students must keep teaching, otherwise the air gets real stale and stagnant