I think that many of us are rushing through life. Trying to get point A to point B, as fast as we can. I think we are too busy to realize how screwed up we are. And, once we realize how screwed up we are, we try to keep busy to not feel the cold hands of death that have been realized to us. So many of us, run to the quickest solution, the quickest answer, the quickest way to the exit door, the quickest way to arrive at a new state.
For those of us who realize how screwed up we are, for those of us searching for the warm hands of grace to ease the cold hands of death, we realize that we are not in search of a statement to lead us to a new state, no, rather, we are searching for a new question to guide us on a new quest.
Truth, for human beings, is not a state of being, rather, it is a state of becoming. Truth, the essence of truth is not something we are, its something we radically search for, and, become transformed by. Truth is, without a doubt, a journey, that becomes and already is a present destination. Just as we are not like God, by being with him, we are transformed into the essence of God, the image, we are presently created in. When we search for truth, by being with truth, we recognize the truth that is already manifested within us, and, are awakened to it.
So what quest are we on? What questions are we asking? The tragic thing about journeys, is that we discover all of the wretched ways we have wandered off from the journey. The beautiful thing about journeys, is that we discover all of the wretched ways we have wandered off from the journey, and, we are awakened into the present becoming of truth.
By searching for a new way, a new life, we are invited into a new truth. A truth that will set us free from the shackles that life has to offer us. A truth that will set us free from addiction. A truth that will set us free from depression. A truth that will set us free from anxiety. A truth that will set us free from shame. Truth, is resurrection, by living in the question, we are at least offering us the opportunity to live in the hope of being released from the tomb.
As the brilliant Philosopher John D. Caputo says best: “Jesus is not the way unless you are lost, even as Jesus is not the answer unless you have a question.”