Monday, August 11, 2008

Ask Questions Seeking Answers

I really appreciate Socrates. He wasn’t satisfied with just accepting the cultural worldview of the day. He wanted to know why we think the way we do. He wanted the experts to give real answers to his numerous philosophical questions. He asked about ethics, morality, the nature of goodness, the existence of the gods, the nature of absolutes, justice, politics, etc.

Hundreds of years later another notable questioner came on the scene. But instead of just asking questions, he came bearing answers. Not only truthful answers, but embodied in himself is and was and always will be the Truth. Jesus is He who is the Answer. Not only can He give answers to the big problems of life, He gives answers to our daily questions. Moreover, and greatest of all, He is the only true Answer and we can know Him experientially like a beloved friend. He invites the questioners to the eternal questions as He is the eternal life giving source to all creation. He is the Author of the story. He probes our spirits with His Spirit inviting us to open the door to our hearts to Him. When we do, He enters our heart and we become bearers of the Answer. He dwells with us and us with Him. The supernatural invades the natural in a wonderful life giving relationship.

Each person is at a different place in their spiritual journey. Some questions are more important to them than others. I hope they will ask their questions as all are important to their Creator. He says the Scriptures that when we seek Him we will find Him. Seek the Answer when you ask questions and you will find Truth and the Truth will set you free.


Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Ever read any Peter Kreeft? I think you would enjoy Socrates Meets Jesus.

Karla said...

Yes I have read his "Between Heaven & Hell" and his book on C.S. Lewis. I also have his portable professor CD series on philosophy.

I haven't read that book yet though. I had heard of it, but hadn't purchased it yet. I might just do that though. Thanks for the tip.