Page XII of the Legend of Thomas


Seven; this sigh envisioned nine ensuing months

  • Logion 13 Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like."
    Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
    Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
    Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are
    like."
    Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
    And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
    Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."
  • Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire."
  • Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
    They answered, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
    He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
    Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
    And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!
    And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
    I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven."
    Then he instructed his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
  • Mark 8:27-30 Then Jesus and his disciples went to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"
    They said, "John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and still others, one of the prophets."
    He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."
    Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.
    And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!
    And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
    I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven."
    Then he instructed his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
  • Luke 3:17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clean out his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire."
  • Luke 9:18-21 Once when Jesus was praying by himself, and his disciples were nearby, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
    They answered, "John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others that one of the prophets of long ago has risen."
    Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
    But he forcefully commanded them not to tell this to anyone,
  • John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"
  • Leviticus 9:24 Then fire went out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat parts on the altar, and all the people saw it, so they shouted loudly and fell down with their faces to the ground.
  • Numbers 16:35 Then a fire went out from the LORD and devoured the 250 men who offered incense.
  • Judges 9:15 The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to choose me as your king, then come along, find safety under my branches! Otherwise may fire blaze from the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!'
 
"The clouds wheel they convey what was inconceivable," Thomas sighed. Note 15 
    Origami by the side of Thomas under the Pomegranate tree wondered whether it might come down today, "whom is the L-rd like, Thomas?"
"Was not my sigh enough, Origami?"
    Origami giggled and accused Thomas of being riddled, "Who is the L-rd that comes?"
Thomas sighed again; therefore, "Origami."
    Origami giggled once again and said, "let us be serious Thomas come, please, tell me whom the L-rd is like."
Thomas sighed again; then he paused, and said, "a single sentence; a sigh and nine months" after I dreamt the Dreamer.
    "Now you're being cryptic, Thomas," Origami smiled.
"Like ME," said Thomas.
    "Thomas, do not blaspheme!" Origami exclaimed.
Thomas, "have you ever touched the highest heaven or received a glimmer of the Majestic in your dilated pupil? How then can you say do not blaspheme? If you have never seen of whom there was, how can you say what was not or like here? Note 16
    Origami paused, "by the scriptures, Thomas."
"Then you know the blessed One?" Origami.
    Origami became uneasy, "I cannot say such a thing, Thomas!"
Thomas responded, say, "Emmanuel."
"Emmanuel or Immanuel?" confused, Origami asked.
Thomas relented after, "HaShem" being content and at peace.

Then Thomas carefully breathed. Calmly, he asked Origami, "who is 'like a' righteous Angel?"
    Origami then too slowly eased the words, "blessed is he that comes in the name of the L-rd."
Both Origami and Thomas carefully silenced themselves, for the presence of the Angel had drawn near, "this feather was your gift," and the feather of the Angel was considered by Thomas; a symbolic pinion, sign of what was once now no longer desired.
    Origami, "careful Thomas, you might offend him."
Then in confidence Thomas trusted the Angel, "the L-rd granted the gift "to" understand. My Beloved once came down to me. The feather was once the gift I desired when weaken and too afraid to express alone in faith. Note 16.1 The L-rd need not I Origami." Note 17
   Origami was taken in by the moment, the child appeared troubled, "am I the manifestation in the Mind of G-d?"
Thomas sighed; therefore, a child was born. "Sweet self-awareness. The second pillar was founded like it."

Note 18
the continuation was soon to follow.... .

  • Note 15 Written 2021 (rough draft).
  • Note 16 The hypostatic union conveys addition and avoids subtraction. The Blessed One fully human fully G-d; therefore, of whom was likened?!

  • Note 16.1 The Axiom or the evidence of what was already. Man may destroy or burn the historical works of men though the evidence of the L-rd was revealed in the processes of nature both in general revelation and in the nature of humankind; including special revelation of the L-rd in the life of man (regeneration, rebirth, or being born again). 
  • Note 17 Isaiah 30:19-22 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Away with you!” Psalm 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.
  • Note 18 IT writes I have high expectations for this little it the brain child. Whether unrealistic or not, in time it shall tell.