Today’s Prayer to Passage continues within the ancient scriptures of the “Nag Hamadi”. This month’s spiritual devotion within these texts will be taking place between June 1 – June 30, 2017.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Today was my first day back at work since my trip to Amsterdam. It felt very peaceful to assist people and offer an energy of compassion and simplicity and flow. Thank you for the grounding, healing energy of the Netherlands. I took it home with me. And I am sharing my serene souvenirs. Amen. ”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
1) The disciples said to Jesus: “Tell us whom the kingdom of heaven is like!”
(2) He said to them: “It is like a mustard seed.
(3) is the smallest of all seeds.
(4) But when it falls on cultivated soil, it produces a large branch
(and) becomes shelter for the birds of the sky.”
(1) Mary said to Jesus: “Whom are your disciples like?”
(2) He said: “They are like servants who are entrusted with a field that is not theirs.
(3) When the owners of the field arrive, they will say: ‘Let us have our field.’
(4) (But) they are naked in their presence so as to let them have it
(and thus) to give them their field.”
(5) “That is why I say: ‘When the master of the house learns that the thief
is about to come, he will be on guard before he comes (and) will not let him
break into his house, his domain, to carry away his possessions.’
(6) (But) you, be on guard against the world!
(7) Gird your loins with great strength, so that the robbers will not find a way to get to you.”
(8) “For the necessities for which you wait (with longing) will be found.
(9) There ought to be a wise person among you!
(10) When the fruit was ripe, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand, (and) he harvested it.
(11) Whoever has ears to hear should hear.”
(1) Jesus saw infants being suckled.
(2) He said to his disciples:
“These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.”
(3) They said to him: “Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?”
(4) Jesus said to them: “When you make the two into one,
and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside
and the above like the below –
(5) that is, to make the male and the female into a single one,
so that the male will not be male and the female will not be female –
(6) and when you make eyes instead of an eye
and a hand instead of a hand and a foot instead of a foot,
an image instead of an image, (7) then you will enter [the kingdom].”
(23) Jesus says:
(1) “I will choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand.
(2) And they will stand as a single one.”
(1) His disciples said: “Show us the place where you are,
because it is necessary for us to seek it.
(2) He said to them: “Whoever has ears should hear!
(3) Light exists inside a person of light, and he shines on the whole world.
If he does not shine, there is darkness.”
(25) Jesus says:
(1) “Love your brother like your life!
(2) Protect him like the apple of your eye!”
(26) Jesus says:
(1) “You see the splinter that is in your brother’s eye,
but you do not see the beam that is in your (own) eye.
(2) When you remove the beam from your (own) eye,
then you will see clearly (enough) to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”
(Response to follow.)
“Remember thy Glorious Robe,
Thy Splendid Mantle remember,
“To put on and wear as adornment,
When thy Name may be read in the Book of the Heroes,
“And with Our Successor, thy Brother,
Thou mayest be Heir in Our Kingdom.”
My Letter was [surely] a Letter
The King had sealed up with His Right Hand,
’Gainst the Children of Babel, the wicked,
The tyrannical Daimons of Sarbãg.
…the companion of the [Savior is] Mary Magdalene. [But Christ loved] her more than [all] the disciples, and used to kiss her [often] on her [mouth]. The rest of [the disciples were offended]… They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” The Savior answered and said to them, “Why do I not love you as (I love) her?”