INNER CIRCLE: You Do Not Ask

INNER CIRCLE: You Do Not Ask January 19, 2024

IMAGE: Keith Giles [MidJourney]
Saying 92

Jesus said: “Seek, and you will find; but the things you asked me in those days and I did not tell you then, now I desire to tell them, but you do not ask about them.”

 

It’s curious that Jesus begins this saying with the statement: “seek and you will find” and ends with the observation: “but you do not ask about them.” He seems to be rebuking his disciples because they are no longer curious about those things they once “asked [him] about in those days” long ago. Perhaps it’s because, when they originally asked Jesus about those things, he “did not tell [them] then” what the answers were. So, because they gave up on their quest for wisdom a little too quickly, Jesus is expressing his disappointment with them.

What Jesus seems to expect from us is an ongoing process of questioning and continual hunger for wisdom. He wants us to keep knocking until we find the answers we’re looking for. In other words, Jesus wants us to be relentless in our pursuit of those hidden things that awaken us to the true reality of the universe.

If we give up too early, we might never find those answers we seek. At least, in this case, Jesus seems to be more eager to share the answers than his disciples were to ask the questions that they once wondered about “in those days” before.

The lesson for us, then, is to keep on seeking, keep on knocking, and to continually nurture our sense of wonder and curiosity. We should never stop asking and we should never lose our hunger for truth.

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