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Not Answering May Be The Best Answer

Sometimes the best way to answer a question is to ignore it.

Over the loudspeaker I heard, “A-List passengers can now board the plane.”

Upon hearing that great news, I hustled to the front of the line. When a fellow passenger at the head of the line saw me cut into the front, he let go with no small amount of indignation or decibels, “Hey, what number are you?”

I didn’t turn around nor respond. I simply asked the flight attendant, “Is it my time to board even though my number is higher?”

She quickly said, “You’re on the A-List. You can board right now.”

If I had answered the man, he would have said I had to go to the back of the line because my boarding pass had a higher number.

The man asked the wrong question, but the flight attendant gave me the right answer.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Ignoring a question from an illegitimate source is an answer in itself.

But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly…“Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

Matthew 27:14 NKJV, John 19:9-11 NIV


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