The Hard Teachings of Jesus

Kenneth Leong
4 min readAug 2, 2021

When I was writing my book, The Zen Teachings of Jesus, there was a passage in the Gospel of Matthew that I was having real difficulty understanding. It says:

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”(Matthew 7: 7–8)

Kenneth Leong

Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human