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This glorious human trait

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 May 2017, 8.58am

Day Two of the Enneagram retreat and we’re discovering the truth of these words in the Gospel of Thomas.

It is Jesus speaking, disturbingly:

‘Whoever searches must continue to search until they find.

When they find they will be disturbed;

and being disturbed they will marvel and reign over all.’

The capacity to be open to disturbance is a remarkable human trait, one of our great glories.

Not all possess it, of course, too bound to their defences.

(For now.)

But those who seek truth about themselves will need this capacity.

Because when we search we might well be disturbed by the people we’ve been, the people we are, the people we have become.

Truth is not always a comfortable discovery.

Though in time we will marvel…

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