In the book of John (chapter 5, verse 6) it paints a scene of a man in need and we read “When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’”
Why do we, in many cases, see situations and know about circumstances but fail to even ask the most basic of questions? Is it because, at some level, we don’t really want to get involved? Is it that we don’t really want to expend the energy necessary to make a difference in someone else’s life? Is it because, as author Mark Batterson writes in his book Primal, we’re not really interested “in being great at the Great Commandment” which is to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love others as we do ourselves?
These are questions I’m asking myself today. Interested to see how God will respond to this Great Commandment curiosity. It’s worth noting that Jesus didn’t immediately try and fix the man’s problem, rather he sought to foster a relationship. Foster relationships…that’s a great idea every time!