… seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Jesus of Nazareth – in Matthew’s Gospel
There are times that we know what “better” is. We’ve been there before, or seen it from afar, or can at least imagine it. So we seek it: we head in its direction; we follow the path.
I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven’t foundU2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
What I’m looking for
Where we feel discomfort with the status-quo – or see that while change is inevitable, its direction might be up for us – the first step on the journey is to work out what better looks like. We seek it: we try to glimpse it, to find out what “better” might be like, so that we can go there.
But with me and you it just started quietly and grewCass Elliot – It’s Getting Better
And as we develop the habit of seeking – as we make it our practice to ask, seek, knock – as we persist – we get better at it. We seek, see and reach better more often; we carry it with us; we share it with others; we take them there.