How are you? This is perhaps the most asked yet misunderstood question that I hear and find myself asking all the time. Sometimes the person asking stops to hear the answer, but usually they don’t. Then again, the ‘real’ answer may not be the standard ‘fine’ or ‘good’, but that’s what we say anyway because it’s what everyone expects. In this song, Casting Crowns challenges us to take off the masks we wear every day and see people, including ourselves, as they really are. We can be true missionary disciples of Christ by doing two simple things with the question, “How are you?” If we ask it, let’s take time to listen for the answer. If it’s asked of us, let’s have the courage to answer honestly.