Some parallels between seeking insight and training muscles
Muscles do not magically grow after lifting weights. We need to rest and recover. Too much could tear the muscles and break them down.
Insights and signs do not always automatically become obvious after inquiring. We need to rest and recover. Too much focus can make us too near-sighted, failing to see a different angle.
Flourishing is not about being always happy and feeling pleasure all the time. Oftentimes, it is a dance between challenging one’s limits but finding time to recover. It is in recovery that we let or help things happen after pouring everything we could. Rest or recovery without training or attempting to exceed one’s initial limits is not rest nor recovery at all; it is a kind of laziness that wastes our talents and potential.
Luke 11:29-32. There is something greater than the prophets here
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