31 Days of Questions: Day 3


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“I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or evil, to save life or to destroy it?  Luke 6:9

This sounds like a rhetorical question.

(Rhetorical question — def: a question asked in order to make a point with no answer expected.)

It’s like saying, “Is it right to help a little old lady cross a busy street, or is it better to throw her out in front of a Mac truck?”

Or even, “Is it right to help a little old lady cross a busy street on your way to church on Sunday morning, or is it better to throw her out in front of a Mac truck in your hurry to get your favorite pew?”

Most of these dilemmas come to me with a bit more subtlety.

“Is it right to give my neighbor lady a ride to the airport on Sunday afternoon during my naptime, or is it better to make up an excuse and draw my curtains so she can’t see me curled up on my couch?

Or change that to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…..

Is there ever a bad day to do something good?

Is there ever a good day to do something bad?

Don’t answer that — it’s rhetorical.

4 thoughts on “31 Days of Questions: Day 3

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Questions | a small drop of ink

  2. This post made me think of something our dear sister-in-law Barb used to say……”Do the next good thing.” I think the answer to the question boils down to something as simple as that. So I did what my daughter Elli did — I wrote that statement on a sticky note and put it on the door of my microwave. I see it everyday, and it is a good reminder of what I should and must do everyday.

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