Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lenten Post for Wednesday February 12th

From the Gospel of Thomas (Translation by Lynn Bauman):
Logion 77

I am the light
shining upon all things.
I am the sum of everything,
for everything has come forth from me,
and towards me everything unfolds.
Split a piece of wood,
and I am there.
Pick up a stone
and you will find me there.

This has a very "eastern" feel to it. It is also very semetic in that Jesus used the term "I am" which references the Presence of the I am before Moses in the desert. It is also a term of authority, as per John's Gospel. I like the passage because is reminds me that Christ is always and everywhere.

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