The Question of Life

In a day when “servanthood” is dying for lack of example and we all get tied up in theological knots over even the meaning of the word, we might do well to start where Jesus did with a simple question,

“What can I do for you?”

A young man from Romania wrote me recently to ask one question.

“Can you tell me about this Jesus, of whom you speak so fondly?”

For me, that’s like ringing a bell for a prizefighter. Jesus is my favorite subject. What Christian cannot go on for hours about the sheer “coolness” of our very best friend? I answered the young man with,

“Son, Jesus lives in a question. What can I do for you?”

Any person who truly knows and loves Jesus, “lives” within this same question. It is constantly on our mind and consistently falling from our lips.

“What can I do for you?Mark 10:36

Living in the glory of this simple question changes everything. There is no divorce in, “What can I do for you?” Likewise, there are no wars or clashing of political parties. There is no further need for religious denominations or vast committees formed to guarantee that we only help the right people.

Life changes for the better in the glory of,

“What can I do for you?”