As well as be used to push-back Xtians who are in a constant state of near-frenzied seeking...<quoted text>
That probably was Pauls favorite passage. As a fanatical Jew that had previously persecuted and killed Christians Im sure he would have had to explain to other Christians why Jesus would have chosen to appear to him. He, very cleverly, could defend his claim using that passage.
Ease up on the seeking and you might actually receive. Much in line with the older Buddhist, Eastern notions of being in the moment, to stop pushing ahead into "time" and worrying about the next day, week, etc...and spend time in the moments you can actually live. Cause if change is going to come to anyone, its done in the present, not the future. Change is done now, not later...which reflects on the current state of the entire USA, socially, politically, economically, etc...
IMO, one of the greatest weaknesses of Xtianity, and more so now than ever, is their pursuit of a future they can not set in stone, a place they wish to be, rather than where they are...and most especially their pursuit of death and destruction as some sort of Beautiful thing...some sort of real end-game.