Theoretical physicists are imagining all kinds of wild mathematical formulations to explain the most fundamental nature of reality. When they do, they turn around and test their equations with super-colliders, and it turns out… they’re right! How wild is that? In this world they’re revealing to us, the map of common sense doesn’t explain reality as it is.
The teachings of Jesus, the saints, and sages do the same. They give us descriptions of reality as it is, that make no common sense. When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, and walk away from the “getting-a-win” way of relating to them, it makes us vulnerable, unsafe, and it goes against every survival instinct we have… so we tend to ignore Jesus.
But maybe it’s our common sense that is skewed, not the ancient wisdom.
Have a listen.