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“25 Questions For Mary” – By Max Lucado

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This is the time of year when most of the Christian world is reminded of the birth of Jesus Christ. None of us can imagine all of the private thoughts and questions that she encountered. Max Lucado in his book, “God Came Near,” proposes 25 questions for Mary.

I read this in his book when it first came out years ago, but wanted to share it today with my readers.

“25 Questions For Mary”

From Max Lucado’s Book, “God Came Near.”

1. What was it like watching him pray?

2. How did he respond when he saw other kids giggling during the service at the synagogue?

3. When he saw a rainbow, did he ever mention a flood?

4. Did you ever feel awkward teaching him how he created the world?

5. When he saw a lamb being led to the slaughter, did he act differently?

6. Did you ever see him with a distant look on his face as if he were listening to someone you couldn’t hear?

7. How did he act at funerals?

8. Did the thought ever occur to you that the God to whom you were praying was asleep under your own roof?

9. Did you ever try to count the stars with him….and succeed?

10. Did he ever come home with a black eye?

11. How did he act when he got his first haircut?

12. Did he have any friend by the name of Judas?

13. Did he do well in school?

14. Did you ever scold him?

15. Did he ever have to ask a question about Scripture?

16. What do you think he thought when he saw a prostitute offering to the highest bidder the body he made?

17. Did he ever get angry when someone was dishonest with him?

18. Did you ever catch him pensively looking at the flesh on his own arm while holding a clod of dirt?

19. Did he ever wake up afraid?

20. Who was his best friend?

21. When someone referred to Satan, how did he act?

22. Did you ever accidentally call him Father?

23. What did he and his cousin John talk about as kids?

24. Did his brothers and sisters understand what was happening?

25. Did you ever think, That’s God eating my soup?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 22, 2010 at 7:39 am

Posted in Mother

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  1. Thank you for the reminder of one of my favorite books. The Oneness of God is so amazing! God bless you and Sister Ballestero – at Christmastime and always! From – Brother Michael & Sister Charlotte Mills

    Charlotte Mills

    December 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

  2. I enjoyed the post. Some questions were funny, and others quite thought-provoking. I can’t begin to imagine what Mary must have felt, knowing that she was carrying the maker of heaven and earth in her womb. Then, to have the experience of being the mother of Jesus, the Christ, must have been absolutely awe-inspiring, and totally humbling!


    December 28, 2010 at 6:11 am

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