Saturday, June 13, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

I adore questions! ... at least those which provoke Thought.
No wonder then, that I gravitated to, "If Questions for the Soul" by best-selling authors Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell.

While I don’t go ‘round with the book in one hand and a virtual microphone in the other; I do find it therapeutic, in partnership with prayer, to exercise these old brain cells. Often times, the questions serve to put my mind in a more peaceful place just prior to sleep.

Today’s post isn’t intended to solicit anyone else’s (deeply personal) answers. That would be rude, wouldn't it? Perhaps, the publisher says it best:

The ultimate task we face in life is the process of finding and accepting our true selves, our souls. It’s often too scary, too overwhelming, or too time-consuming to begin the whole introspective process of self-discovery. So we often don’t look. But what we forget – or maybe never know – about soul-searching is that this process can deeply rewarding.

Here’s but a sampling.

  • If you had to pick the most sacred spot you’ve ever seen, where would it be?

  • If you could have met one religious figure from history, who would you choose?

  • If you were to add an 11th Commandment, what would it be?

  • If you were to describe the time or activity that makes you feel most spiritual, what would you say it was?

  • If you could have prevented one religious event, which one would
    you pick?

  • If you were to make a religious site out a place that currently
    isn’t one, which would it be?

  • If you were to select the religious symbol that means the most to you personally, what would you choose?

  • If you could add one annual religious holiday, what would it be for and when would it be?

    • I hope you all will thoroughly enjoy your beautiful new week!


      1. I thought I posted my comment, but it seems to have gone away. I'll try it again.
        I think the main reason we don't do more soul searching like this is laziness. You pose some interesting things to think about.
        Thank you for making me think.
        Have a great Spiritual Sunday.

      2. Wow! What great questions! I really have to think about these as there is only one question I can answer outright: "describe the time or activity when you feel most spiritual" and I would have to say that it is my prayer time. I really feel closer to God at that time than any other. Thanks for these make-you-think questions.


      3. My first comment didn't post so I'm trying again. This is an excellent post. I love the questions. I will be thinking about them and my answers for a long time. Thanks for posting.

      4. A new commandment. Okay, now I've laughed out loud twice this morning, so I'm thinking in a happy, silly mood. Keeping that in mind, I'll add an 11th commandment.

        Thou shalt not talk loudly in public on thy cell phone.

      5. This is a great post! Wouldn't those be fun discussion questions for a bible study?

      6. WOW~~ These questions are something to think about that's for sure.

      7. Myra:
        I experience the most spirituality when I am in a crisis...then I'm hanging on to Jesus with everything I have!

        You are my kind of girl. I get teased because I carry my "Ungame" cards in my purse with me. I love to ask discussion questions.

        This is a wonderful post. I'm going to read it again and think about my answers some more!!!!!

      8. Hi Myra,
        Great post! Very fun and interesting questions!
        Thanks for visiting me! I'm a little late getting around to everyone because we were away yesterday! I may use these questions as ice-breakers for our Bible studies, if you don't mind! Have a wonderful week.


      9. Wonderful, thought provoking questions!

        I will have to look for that book. Sounds like a good one to use for a Bible study group
        Blessings to you,

      10. Wow those are some great thought provoking questions. Nothing even pops into my mind right away for ANY of them. I think I would enjoy that book as well. Thanks for sharing it.


      Thanks so much for dropping by! Your words are like hugs from afar.... and who doesn't love a hug!