Inquiry should not entrap but liberate
Testing others not to discover the truth but simply to prove them wrong is not an act of authentic inquiry or intellectual curiosity, but rather an act of ego and arrogance.
When we approach a situation with the sole purpose of proving someone wrong, we close ourselves off to the possibility of learning something new or gaining a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Authentic inquiry is not about creating quicksands, but rather about creating an oasis that can quench our curiosity, even if only for a moment.
This can inspire us to walk through a seemingly messy and absurd desert and discover hidden paradises of meaning.
Mark 8:11-13. …seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-044: FEBRUARY 13, 2023]