Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 3 April 2020

No Where to rest Gospel of Thomas Saying 86

Saying 86

(86) Jesus said: [The foxes have] their holes] and the birds have [their] nest, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head and rest.

We like Jesus have no rest in this age but in the age to come we shall enter into his rest. We do not belong to this world, but to God’s kingdom where we will find rest. Thus one’s real home is to be found in the coming new world, not this dying world or in heaven as the world believes.

86)## Jesus said, "[The foxes [like Herod who knew the truth which he received from John] have their holes [their places within earthly institutions]] and the birds [religious leaders/sinful thoughts] have [their] nests [high offices/the minds of those they occupy], but the Son of Man has no place [no earthly institutions or high offices] to lay his head [His own thoughts] and rest [people are too preoccupied and full of sinful thoughts of this world and "His Kingdom is not of this world"]."

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