Close your eyes for a minute and think about “truth.” What kinds of images come to mind? For most people, truth is closely associated with solidity, finality, permanence, universality, and security. But Jesus used the metaphor of “living water” for truth. This is another of his outrageous teachings. While we tend to visualize truth as some kind of sacred rock, Jesus visualized it as water: amorphous, adaptable, and incapable of being grasped. The adjective “living” should not be neglected either. For truth is a living thing that grows in us and with us.

Kenneth S. Leong
The Zen Teachings of Jesus (New York: Crossroad, 2001), Kindle Location 4193.
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