Coming Fall 2019!

If you want to remain comfortable, don’t let Jesus ask you questions. Throughout the four gospels, his questions always serve to upset the commonplace thinking of his listeners. His questions reveal the hidden secrets of people’s hearts and reset the whole encounter that they thought they would have with him. The new level of encounter is one that he himself establishes. His questions provoke an examination of conscience and demand a greater openness to his divine mission. No one is on secure ground when Jesus starts asking questions.

This book presents theological and spiritual reflections on 20 questions that Jesus asks. These reflections have already been used in classroom teaching and for parish missions. You will find this to be ideal for book clubs or to guide you through liturgical seasons like Lent or Advent.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Form of the Question

1.     What do you seek?
2.     Why do you call me good?
3.     Who do the crowds say that I am?
4.     Do you see anything?
5.     Do you want to be healed?
6.     Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath?
7.     What are you thinking in your hearts?
8.     Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?
9.     Who is my mother?
10.  How does your concern affect me?
11.  Where have you laid him?
12.  Does this shock you?
13.  Do you know what I have done to you?
14.  Could you not keep watch with me one hour?
15.  Why have you forsaken me?
16.  Why are you anxious about clothing?
17.  What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose himself?
18.  What are you discussing as you walk along?
19.  Have you anything here to eat?
20.  Whom do you seek?