“Where do I look for the truth,” asked the child.

“The tree,” replied the traveler.

“Will I find it?”

“I don’t know.”

“I want an answer that is clear … a truth that is black or white. Is that possible?”

“I don’t know but I encourage you to keep studying the tree because you’ll get closer to the truth.”

“And when will I know when I’m closer to the truth?”

“When you can tell me which came first–the seed or the tree.”

Related parables by Jack Uldrich

The Tree of Unlearning

A Glimmer of Truth