This Lent’s scripture from the lectionary gives us stories full of back-and-forth conversation with God. These conversations are filled with questions. People use questions to interrogate or to express their confusion or doubt. Questions express the longings of the heart and the puzzles of the mind. A question shows the distance between me and you. A question can also bring us closer. At times, people swallow their wonderings and fail to ask their question at all. God often asks questions to draw more near.
As we honor and explore the holiness of questions, our theme for this Lent will be “Ask,” based on resources put together by Barn Geese Worship. We look forward to embracing exciting and scary questions and how they just might shape our faith for the better. How might the Holy Spirit rush in through the doors that questions open?