“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?” (Matthew 5:46)
“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like?” (Mark 4:30)
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25)
“Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6)
In the first century, questions were a sign of intelligence. The better the question, the smarter the Rabbi.
Why has this changed? Why is it that today, children are shamed for asking too many questions, and adults would rather sit in ignorance than admit we don’t know something? Why has asking questions become a shameful act?
Tony Robbins often says that, “the quality of your life is the quality of your questions.” To me, this sounds a lot like the first century model. He doesn’t say, “the quality of your life is the quality of the knowledge you already have.” Rather, the quality of our lives is determined by our ability to admit our own ignorance, and to overcome it by asking better questions.