Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dancing in a Spiral

Years later, in seminary, one of the professors said this kind of study was a spiral, going around in circles with the text, moving slowly upwards with what we gain from it, but to me it seems more like a dance, moving back, and forth, and closer in agreement: only gaining when I gave up on learning, only learning by letting go of what I thought I knew. Increasing in knowledge only by not figuring it out, learning what is right through embracing being wrong, if that makes sense. What we know is the booby prize: What counts is what we become.

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