The philosopher Socrates taught his students by asking questions, which helped pupils find answers for certain issues.
Here is an exercise using his method. Answer each question before moving on to the next.
Think of a project someone asked you to accomplish for them.
•How did you react when asked to do the project?
•While working on the project, to what degree did you give it your best effort?
•When the project was completed, what level of satisfaction did you have? Why?
•As you delivered the product to the person who requested it, what was your level of expected acceptance of the project?
•If your finished product was accepted in total, how did you feel?
•If your finished product was taken and modified, how did you feel?
•How will you respond if the same person asks you to do another project?
•How will you react when someone completes a project for which you have asked?
Jesus said, “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”
The Apostle Paul said: “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed.”
One last question: What was this lesson about?
The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.