June 23

Reflection

Sometimes we hesitate to follow our instinct for truth. Fear of where it might lead raises walls of caution. It requires courage to be able question the known and comfortable. New questions can lead to new ways of thinking, and new perceptions can lead to new conclusions. This is a challenge to comfortable beliefs. It can shake our foundations and force us to move into new directions. Only an adult faith allows us the freedom to ponder disturbing questions and then  frees us to grow in deeper and expanded directions.

Prayer

May we have courage to move with the Spirit.

Action

What questions do you avoid asking yourself? Why?

Suggested Reading

Nathaniel asked him, “From Nazareth? Can anything good come from there?” Philip told him, “Come and see!”
John 1:46

If one has the answers to all the questions – that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.
Pope Francis

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Ludwig Börne

When it comes to spiritual truth, how can we know that we are on the right path? One way is by asking the right questions – the kind that help us ponder our progress and evaluate how things are working for us.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Asking questions is the first way to begin change.
Kubra Sait

Alice came to a fork in the road.  “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber

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