I pick you, and you, and you!

Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand, and they will stand as a single one." Gospel of Thomas 23

This saying is one of the more unusual ones in the Gospel of Thomas. The Thomasine Community was small. Elaine Pagels points out a possible type of struggle of the Johannite Community against the proto-gnostic Thomasines. This saying seems to have a double meaning, that only a select few will have eyes to see and that only a few will experience oneness. From my modern eyes and my own viewpoint I go with the latter. Sadly there are so many distractions from seeing our connection to the earth and each other. There are ten thousand messages blaring on the television, internet and radio. So what makes some people seek out spiritual awareness? I have no idea. Perhaps it is genetics, perhaps something in us has just been able to hear the voice of oneness apart from these other voices. It does not make us in any way better, just perhaps a bit different. Then again, maybe it does not.


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