This morning, Chris twittered the question, “What’s YOUR favorite question to ask?” I didn’t read all the responses, but I loved the diagnostic it provides.
“What’s the last book you read?”
“How can I help?”
“Where do you want to be in 5 years (or 5 months)?”
“How’s your soul?”
“Why don’t you trust him/her/yourself/Him?”
“Are we there yet?”
“What if that didn’t matter?”
“Are you happy?”
“What if ____?”
Do the questions you ask people advance ideas or stop them? Do they focus on you or on others? Do they remind people of possibilities or of problems? Do they invite change or controversy or frustration or faith?
As you walk into this weekend. ask yourself, “What question do I want to be known for?” I may end a question with a preposition, but what if that didn’t matter?
How can I help?
[Oh, and for an interesting observation about friendship, go to Kester’s blog.]
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