And I, I did not know

Why is it possible to learn more in ten minutes about the Crab Nebula in taurus, which is 6,000 light years away, than you presently know about yourself, even though you’ve been stuck with yourself all your life.*
(Walker Percy)

Life is always a configuration of abundance, even as individual lives might experience scarcity.**
(Graham Leicester)

Walker Percy’s words reminded me of Laurence Kushner’s book God Was in This Place and I, I Did Not Know, focusing on the biblical character Jacob’s encounter with God in a dream told in several ways.

The thing I want to draw out from this, when we experience the most amazing things in life, we are left standing in front of it, wondering who we are.

This is both humbling and awesome.

Especially when we see how it is in relationship with each other that we can be even more.

Again, humbling and awesome.

We end up in trouble when we believe we are everything we need and we have no need of each other.

(*From Walker Percy’s Lost in the Cosmos.)
(**From Graham Leicester’s Transformative Innovation.)

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