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We are going to cancel tonight's meeting as the roads are expected to ice over the next few hours and we are probably wise to do what the weather experts say and just avoid getting out. We'll continue next week on the regular schedule.
With that out of the way, I began reading up on the Gnostic Gospels (out of pure happenstance, really) and I must say they are truly fascinating. There are so many parallels between Buddhism (with evidence and studies to support) and Gnosticism that, coming from someone who grew up in the Bible Belt but never really gravitated towards Christianity, are definitely worth studying and pondering.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” -from the Gospel of Thomas
I believe what this says is that if you want to understand the world, or suffering, or joy, or anything, our search must start within.
I hope this finds everyone well. Be safe out there. See you next week.
My very best,