what do you think?

A minister tells of trying to lead home Bible studies among the poor of Northern Mexico. In such studies participation is, of course, always encouraged. He related that, at the beginning, he would read a passage from scripture and ask, "What do you think?"

No response. Just silence.

Over and over this happened. Finally he realized that no one ever asks the poor what they think. That also is part of what it means to be poor "in spirit." No one imagines you could have any thoughts worth sharing.

~ Dallas Willard in The Divine Conspiracy