Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
 
      Cover of A (Very) Public School Murder   Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover   Cover of The Journey Home
 

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…

 
More blog posts  

 
   
 
PREVIOUSLY ON SIMON'S BLOG

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Click here to follow Simon's blog on RSS

RSS 2.0

BREAKING TWEETS