In a recent article, Dallas Willard posed a question at a faculty retreat for one of the better Christian colleges in the United States. His question seems so simple, but it shifted something in me:

“I told the group that the important question to consider was what Jesus himself would say to them if he were the speaker at their retreat. I indicated my conviction that he would ask them this simple question:

‘Why don’t you respect me in your various fields of study and expertise? Why don’t you recognize me as master of research and knowledge in your fields?'”