They said [to Jesus], “Come, let us pray today and let us fast.”
Jesus said, “What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray.”
The Gospel of Thomas
Therefore a sage has said, ‘I will do nothing (of purpose), and the people will be… Continue reading
<Jesus said,> “Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to Me. And whoever does [not] love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a [disciple] to Me. For My mother [gave me falsehood], but [My] true [Mother] gave me life.”
Jesus said, “Woe to the Pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of… Continue reading
That God is, perhaps, is the only belief I hold with any complete certainty.
And even in that, at least 40% of me knows full well that all this ‘evidence’ could be my own willful misinterpretation.
Perhaps it is.
But whatever it is in me that calls out for Something outside of me is as insistent as the need to eat, the urge to write… Continue reading
The disciples said to Him, “Your brothers and Your mother are standing outside.”
He said to them, “Those here who do the will of My Father are My brothers and My mother. It is they who will enter the Kingdom of My Father.”
They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to Him, “Caesar’s men demand taxes from us.”
He said to them, “Give Caesar what belongs… Continue reading
Jesus said, “The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his
sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man.”
The Gospel of Thomas
In this way the effect will be seen in the… Continue reading
Jesus [said], “The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain woman. She took a little leaven, [concealed] it in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear.”
Jesus said, “The Kingdom of the [Father] is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking [on] a road, still some distance from home, the handle of… Continue reading