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Wow. I received more notices about donations to our church in memory of W. One from each of the partners at our clinic (they are the BEST), and one from the middle school where W used to go, and A goes now. People continue to be incredibly kind.

I finished reading The Gospel of Thomas today. It is an unusual (to my mind) collection of sayings that are attributed to Jesus. A lot of them are very close to passages from the synoptic gospels, but some of them are very odd and quite hard to understand. There are several expansions on the philosphy that one is supposed to "hate" one's father and mother. Also, the gospel has a lot to say about Jesus' followers being the "children of light." Somehow, I think that this is supposed to be some sort of metaphor, but I really don't get it.

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gurdonark
Jul. 30th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
I think the Gospel of Thomas is beautiful.

The children of light reference ties into an older mythology. The so-called 'Manichaen heresy' is an interesting thing to read about to get some insight via a latter, and somewhat different topic.