Ministry Theme of the Month
C U R I O S I T Y
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. — Albert Einstein
These Five Questions Might Boost your Curiosity
The questions are simple, but expansive and powerful:
- “Wait, what?” is a way to pause, clarify, and understand.
- “I wonder…?” encourages curiosity.
- “How can I help?” suggests a level of thoughtfulness that should accompany our instincts to be of use.
- “Couldn’t we at least…?” offers a way of broaching an impasse.
- “What truly matters?” is that kind of home-base question many of us lose sight of in the crush of daily concerns
— James Ryan, Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education
Here are some prompts to encourage you to reflect on this month’s theme – whether at home, at work, or here at church (chalice circles, teaching, worship, committee/task force meetings, etc. offer great opportunities for reflection). Take some time today to ponder one of these seven questions, so you can feel curious again about the world — and your role in it.
What is love?
Where do I want to be?
What happens when I die?
What makes me come alive?
How do I want to be remembered?
Am I truly happy?
What is my purpose in life?
July 2018: Story, August: Curiosity, September: Covenant, October: Healing, November: Gratitude, December: Deep Listening, January 2019: Imagination, February: Knowing, March: Generosity, April: Invitation, May: Hope, June: Hospitality