I’m always interested in peoples spiritual attitudes, but getting into that kind of conversation is often difficult. What kind of things can we say or ask to strangers that could lead to spiritual conversation? A question occurred to me yesterday:

“If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?”

I tried out the question at Starbucks, and so far these are the questions:

  • “What is the meaning of all of this?”
  • “I have a 13 year old student who died of cancer last week. Why?”
  • “Why do we have war after war after war?”
  • “Why is there so much pain? What is the purpose of pain?”

We can all keep asking questions like this, and hoping and praying for opportunity to speak of the kindness to Jesus in the midst of the trouble of this world.