.the Kingdom of God is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty. ‘Gospel of Thomas’
You have been told all your life….”Let your Light Shine”. What is that light? Is it your personality? Is it showing what is really inside your heart? Have you ever reached out to touch some one and actually felt their energy? Have you taken care of a sick person and felt the energy around them?
Having read the Gospel of Thomas this week and opened up a whole new line of research into the ideals and thoughts that other people have given on the subject. Thomas supposedly only wrote quotes of Jesus, questions that the disciples posed to Jesus and his responses. These scrolls were found in Egypt in 1945, but it seems that the Catholic Church views the whole works as fiction.
The Gospel of Thomas is only 114 verses, but packed within them are a wealth of knowledge. From Jesus saying that fasting and praying are not to be done, that toiling and persecution are the only ways to be worthy of his love. He says that he discloses his mysteries to those that are worthy of his mysteries. To never let the right hand know what the left is doing.
Many things he says that contradict conventional christian teachings, but are instead used by a number of religions before christianity. Such as seeking out nature and solitude for those that do are the ones that will find heaven.
Just thought these were some things to chew the fat over…. give you some food for thought.