I remembered one of the things I noticed when I first read the Gospel of Thomas was what I thought was a lack of reference to the love of God. Now many years later I find God's passionate love in almost every saying in the Gospel of Thomas. I find a God who's desire is that we be whole, that we be free, that we know ourselves. I see a God who desires that we protect our brothers and sister like we would protect our own eyes from harm. I see a God who desires his children to remember their heritage and who they really are. This God loves us with a mature passionate love. He is not a jealous God. He does not rage against things that are not important. God merely loves us as a parent loves their children of any age and longs for them to reach their fullest potential. With that we receive promises that God is within us, and without. That God is in nature. God is in our brothers and sisters. This is the God I believe in. This is the God I love. This is the God I know. This is my gnosis.