Tom convinced me: it's time to do it.
Last week, I spent three days at our annual clergy conference at Conception Abbey in northern Missouri. It's a beautiful, holy, and peaceful spot.
Diocesan clergy heard from the Rev. Tom Ehrich, an Episcopal priest who used to be a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Now, among other ministries, Tom is a syndicated columnist and church and business consultant.
He told us how he asked 1000 people a question:
What one question would you like to ask God?
He heard from virtually everyone he contacted and responded, answering each question as best as he could.
For some time now, I've thought about doing something similar here. Tom convinced me it was time to act.
So, here's my invitation: If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
Email me your question at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it here at the end of this column.
Of course, I can't promise you that God will answer your question directly, but He might respond indirectly through me.
I pledge that I'll think about your question. I'll pray about it; I'll ask God to answer your question through me. And then I (God?) will respond to you.
Oh, yes, here's my question to God:
How's everything going to turn out for us?
I'll start thinking, praying, and listening to God right now.