3 Questions

I read a children’s book, inspired by a Leo Tolstoy short story, that wondered: What are the three most important questions?

I think of Leo Tolstoy, who wrote “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina,” as a writer of lengthy, complex novels. However he could not only write the grand epic spanning many characters and generations, but a brief to-the-point short story. Here are Tolstoy’s three questions:

When is the right time to do something?
Who is the most important person?
What is the right thing to do?

I think those questions are breathtaking. However, asking these questions is often easier than answering them. And yet, if we do try to ask and answer them at the decision points of our life, we will likely deepen our faith.

If you think about the great accounts of the Bible that give us insight into people who struggled mightily with their faith, these three questions often influenced their decisions and actions. Continue reading →