From the Gospel of Thomas

Jesus said, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom 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.”

This was one of the first passages I came across when I first began reading the Nag Hammadi and it was the first to really get me thinking about things, or should I say RE-thinking the things I thought I knew.

One thought on “From the Gospel of Thomas”

  1. one would think this sort of thing would be at the for front for those who teach Jesus’ teachings on a larger scale (churches of all types i suppose). I suppose if the power is returned to the individual, great change would occur. change frightens many people…

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