Questions and Life


Man lives his life asking questions, getting answers which only give rise to even more questions. He starts out life as a child with interminable “what’s” and “why’s”. In the end, he is an old man in the evening of life asking even more unanswered questions of  “who”, “what”, “why”, “when” “how”, “where”.

The Bible, which some have said stand for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, is told through an endless series of questions. From God’s “Adam. what have you done?” through the Israelites’ “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness?” to Jesus’ “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” till the end at the Ascension “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?”

Indeed, in his longing and searching in life, man seeks for answers but often ends up with questions. Answer may make him smart and knowledgeable but tend to also make him smug and complacent, even proud and arrogant. Questions make his wise and human for they make him realize that life is a mystery that has been given to us as a gift.

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