Today I present artwork and a reading video of the “Jesus as a Quiet Guide” portion from the “Gospel of Truth.” This particular verse is quite interesting and goes well with a few sayings from the “Gospel of Thomas.” Below is the quote I am reading:
Jesus became a guide, quiet and at leisure. In the middle of a school he came and spoke the word, as a teacher. Those who were wise in their own estimation came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as empty-headed people. They hated him because they really were not wise. After all these came also the little children, those who possess the knowledge of the father. When they became strong they were taught the aspects of the father’s face. They came to know and they were known. They were glorified and they gave glory.
This version speaks of people who think they are a bit smarter than they really are and how we should be like children when we come to know the “Father.” Below are a few sayings from the “Gospel of Thomas” that really go well with this line of thought:
37. His disciples said, "When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?" Jesus said, "When you strip without being ashamed, and you take your clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample them, then [you] will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid."
21. Mary said to Jesus, "What are your disciples like?" He said, "They are like little children living in a field that is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Give us back our field.' They take off their clothes in front of them in order to give it back to them, and they return their field to them.
46. Jesus said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the (Father's) kingdom and will become greater than John."
Now obviously one in the modern world can not always act like a child in all situations, but a lot of times, we should take their perspective on various issues. To see the world through that sort of thinking really puts everything in a different perspective. Something to think about next time you are around children, just observe how they act towards life (unless they are being a shithead at that moment, LOL!) and how carefree/happy/in awe they are at the moment.
Below is my reading from the “Gospel of Truth” quote:
The artwork that is at the beginning was made in MidJourney.
The full Gospel of Truth can be read here: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/got-barnstone.html
The full Gospel of Thomas can be read here: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom.html