“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire
Saying 2 in the Gospel of Thomas – which may actually be Saying 1 – invites us to ask questions and develop our inner desire for Truth, but warns us that the process will not necessarily be a pleasant one.
“Jesus said, “Let him who seeks not cease seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will reign over the all.”
Simply put, if you’re not ready to have your assumptions challenged and surrender your need to be right about everything, your search for Truth is meaningless. This is where most of us get hung up, if we’re honest. We say we’re open-minded, we want to tell ourselves we’re honest seekers of Truth, but what most of us really want is to have our beliefs confirmed rather than challenged.