A question asked in more and more contexts is some version of “Are we going to die?” Organizations like churches, service clubs, businesses – all sorts of organizations experiencing the existential threat of a changing world wonder about this – aloud or silently.
A question mused on by many – often, but not always, in religious contexts – is “What will happen to me after I die? What will I be doing for eternity?”
The quality and character of our life is shaped by the questions we ask of it. When we ask small questions, like questions rooted in fear or scarcity, we end up living smaller lives.
“Are we/am I going to die” is a small question. Mostly because we already know the answer, but partly because the question is rooted in fear and scarcity.
“What will happen to me after I die?” is also a small question. Mostly because we will never know the answer, but partly because the question is rooted in fear and scarcity.
“What am I going to do until I die?” is a big and very real question that invites us into imagination, hope, love, faith, and purpose. The quality and character of our life is enhanced by the expansive possibilities the question opens up.
What would be possible if we asked bigger questions?
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