Good morning, good people.
None of us were promised this day, so it is well that we begin by acknowledging it. As Brother Sephius says:
A new day I never seen before nor will I ever again.
Be glad in it.
Our first reading is from the Gospel of Thomas.
To the disciples, who are having trouble getting it, Jesus is explaining the nature of the Kingdom, and how to apprehend and enter it.
“If one has knowledge, he receives what is his own, and draws it to himself. Whoever is to have knowledge in this way knows where he comes from, and where he is going.”
“What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it. The Kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.”
“When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, then you will enter the Kingdom.”