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.