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    Powerfull stuff. Good to read it again. Some of these quotes are not in the bible. It's the first book I read about Jesus. It was an important step to decide to read that book. There was so much to ponder about. And oh how things have changed. For the better!

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    I was married in St. Thomas of Aquinas, Catholic Church in 1991.

    I feel this has relevance here, but it's just a feeling.

    Quote Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.”
    ‭‭III John‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
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    Jesus said: "No prophet is welcome on his home turf. Doctors don't cure those who know them."

    – Thomas 31



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    The disciples said: “When will you appear to us? When will we see you?”

    Jesus said: “When you strip naked without shame and jump up and down on your clothing just as little children, then you will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid.”

    – Thomas 37



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    Jesus said: "I took my stand in the midst of the world, and in the flesh I appeared to them. I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. My soul ached for the children of humanity, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty.

    Meanwhile, they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways."

    – Thomas 28



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    Jesus said: “Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven. Whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven. But whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven, neither on earth nor in heaven.”

    – Thomas 44



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    Jesus said: “Show me the stone the builders rejected. That is the cornerstone.”

    - Thomas 66



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    Jesus said: "A man owned a vineyard and rented it to some farmers, so they could work it in return for a portion of the produce. He sent his slave to collect his portion of the vineyard's crop. The farmers grabbed him, beat him, and almost killed him. The slave returned and told his master, who said, 'Perhaps he didn't know them.' He sent another slave, and the farmers beat that one as well.

    Then the master sent his son and said, 'Perhaps they'll show my son some respect.' Because they were aware he would inherit the vineyard, the farmers grabbed the son and killed him. Anyone here with two ears will listen!"

    – Thomas 65



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    Jesus said: “If you have money, don't lend it at interest. Rather, give it to someone from whom you won't get it back."

    – Thomas 95


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    Jesus said: “Know what is in front of your face, and all shall be revealed.”

    – Thomas 5



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    Jesus said: “Blessed are those who have labored and found life.”

    – Thomas 58



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    Quote Posted by Bluegreen (here)
    Jesus said: “If you have money, don't lend it at interest. Rather, give it to someone from whom you won't get it back.
    And on the eighth day God created alimony.
    I am enlightened, ............ Oh wait. That's just the police shining their spotlights on me.

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    Jesus said: "Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor figs picked from thistles. They yield no fruit.

    A good person brings forth good from the storehouse, but a bad person brings forth evil things from the corrupt storehouse in the heart, and says evil things. From the abundance of the heart, such a person brings forth evil."

    – Thomas 45



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    Jesus said: “If two can make peace in a single house, they can say to a mountain, 'Move,' and the mountain will move."

    – Thomas 48



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    Jesus said: "If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder, but if the spirit came into being because of the flesh, it is a wonder of wonders.

    Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty."

    – Thomas 29


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    Jesus said: “He who does not hate his father and mother cannot be a disciple of mine, and he who does not hate his brothers and sisters and bear his cross as I do, will not be worthy of me.”

    – Thomas 55



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    Quote Posted by Bluegreen (here)
    Jesus said: "If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder, but if the spirit came into being because of the flesh, it is a wonder of wonders.

    Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty."

    – Thomas 29


    Basquiat! Jean -Michel. 12/22.
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    Hi Bluegreen

    I would be interested in getting your interpretation of a few of these parables. I am genuinely interested to hear how you (or anyone else) would put these into simple language in today's world. If you don't want to or don't feel it is necessary that's fine but I would love to hear what people are thinking when they read these quotes. I have enjoyed viewing and reading this thread. I have listed a couple below that I am most curious about but choose any that you wish.
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    Jesus said: "A man owned a vineyard and rented it to some farmers, so they could work it in return for a portion of the produce. He sent his slave to collect his portion of the vineyard's crop. The farmers grabbed him, beat him, and almost killed him. The slave returned and told his master, who said, 'Perhaps he didn't know them.' He sent another slave, and the farmers beat that one as well.

    Then the master sent his son and said, 'Perhaps they'll show my son some respect.' Because they were aware he would inherit the vineyard, the farmers grabbed the son and killed him. Anyone here with two ears will listen!"

    Jesus said: "Those who seek should not stop until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, they will reign over all, and then they will rest."

    Jesus said: "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the kingdom."

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    And Jesus then spoketh from deep within his loins and doth proclaimed:

    "I too am a naughty, naughty boy. I am the naughtiest of all naughty boys for I was engrossed in magic and fed off of the cult of personality and divested you, with this magic, of your ownership of your own will, your own good godhood, and the sheer joy of responsibility and freedom to choose your own life".

    It was then written that after the most sincere of apologies he transported back to Mars. (This reference, as far as I can recall, is from the book by Rudolph Steiner "Jesus Was From Mars" a copy of which was at the Waldorf School's library my son once attended.)
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    Hi rgray

    Thank you for your interest and kind words. I am a mere student, second row, third desk, trying to pay attention. Basically, the pictures are my interpretation. But I too am interested, so here goes:

    Quote Jesus said: "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the kingdom."
    I don't know what this means, but like I say, I'm paying attention.

    Quote Jesus said: "Those who seek should not stop until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, they will reign over all, and then they will rest."
    To me, this is about people like us: seekers who are aware of the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and their so-far-successful process of stealing the planet and its resources for their off-world masters with their Money-Making Fake War Machine, and our continuing efforts to shut them down and throw them in jail and free all of humanity, which I will see happen or die trying. I find it inspirational.

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