In my job as a teacher, I sometimes think every day is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” Consider some of the questions the disciples asked Jesus. We think, “How could they not know what he is talking about?” Even Jesus got frustrated.
In Mark 4, they didn’t understand the parable of the sower. Jesus asked them, “Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables?”
We need to cut the disciples some slack. We get to study the Bible. The disciples were learning on the job—kind of like my graduate students. What is your favorite Women of the ELCA question? Do you have a “stupid” question you have been waiting to ask?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Jody Smiley on “Ask a Stupid Question Day,” which falls on Sept. 28. Today we remember Agnes, martyr, who died around 304.