THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WALKING ON WATER AND THIN ICE
(A little short story for spiritual seekers)
Decades ago, when I was living in Tennessee deeply involved in seeking and searching for the meaning of life I met an old man in a bar, an ex-preacher it turned out.
He was making a lot of sense, so I was putting my best philosophical and spiritual questions to him when he stopped and looked me dead in the eye and said, “Sam, what do you think the difference is between walking on water and thin ice”?
I thought it over for a minute and said, “I don’t know, Preacher, what is the difference between walking on water and tin ice”
He bit into his bottom lip with a grimace and said, “just a little bit less than one degree”.
As we laughed and laughed, I felt another wall within me begin to crumble.