Updated: Aug 23, 2021
You are the most open, when you’re the most broken.
It's obvious, simply answer the question, 'When are you most likely to seek God?'
And the answer inevitably, almost always, is: “when I’m the most in need; when things are not going so well”.
When things are going well, pride takes over and it's pride that keeps the doors closed, crediting ourselves with our successes - reminding ourselves how great we are.
Taking all the credit for our success and shifting all the blame to others for our failures.
In this state of pride , there is no room for a God, or anyone for that matter.
We elevate ourselves to that God-like status.
So the argument then is that suffering, should not only be embraced, but it remains a pre-requisite to salvation.
This is not about seeking out suffering, but rather acknowledging the fact that it's inevitable, and without it there is no way to be ‘whole’.
So then, humility remains the single most important attribute that to truly embrace the fullness of life.
Reminding yourself that despite all your skills, your talents and all your success, that beneath it all, you’re fundamentally broken, a mere fraction of the depth that your being is capable.
Reminding yourself that despite all the gloating, that you are fundamentally limited.