If you had the opportunity to sit right in front of Jesus, and could ask him any question, what would it be? Would it be any of the following?
Who are you? What exactly is your message to the world? What would I need to do to go to heaven? Are you really the Son of God or just a mere nice teacher? Can you tell me if God is happy with me ? Can I just choose any religion I want and still see God one day? Do I have to believe in you?
Let me invite you to consider each one of these questions, shall we?
1. Who are you?
The High Priest asked this to Jesus and his reply was clear: “The one sent from heaven , Son of Man, Son of God” (Mathew 26:63-64, Luke 22:66-70, John 6:38)
2. What exactly is your message to the world?
The Scribe asked this question referring to the greatest commandment and Jesus said: Love God and your neighbors (Matheo 22:34-40)
3. What would I need to do to go to heaven?
The rich young man asked this question to Jesus and this was his answer: “Sell everything and give to the poor.”
4. Are you really the Son of God or just a mere nice teacher?
John the Baptist sent messengers to Jesus questioning his identity, and Jesus answered by referring to what he has done as evidence of his identity, : ” The Blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, mute talk, the dead are risen”
5. Can you tell me if God is happy with me?
Someone asked Jesus this by saying who is the greatest or valuable in the eyes of God, and his answer implied that it depended on a particular behavior: “Only if you act as humble as children ” (Matthew 18:1-5)
6.Can I choose any religion I want and still see God one day?
Thomas asked this question and Jesus was clear: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…Nobody comes to God except through Me”(John 14:5-6)
7. Do I have to believe in you?
Some people told Jesus they did not believe in him, but Jesus said people would not believe him even if He tells him plainly, but said: “Believe in my works, which bear witness of who I am… If I do not do the works of God, do not believe Me, but if I do, believe the works” (John 10:22-39).
These few questions, which, as you can see, were already asked to Jesus, are followed by answers that reflect the main themes of Jesus’ teaching: Love God and your neighbors, by being humble, helping others, and believing that my works are God’s.
Any other questions you might ask Jesus, regardless of your belief?