“The Kingdom of Heaven Is Spread Upon The Earth But Men Do Not See It.” (Ancient words for truly living and enjoying here and now.)


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English: Gospel of Thomas or maybe gnostic Gos... English: Gospel of Thomas or maybe gnostic Gospel of Peter (see talk page). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Years ago I got the same message from the same passage from two different sources in the same day.  First I heard it in from Joseph Campbell in an interview with Bill Moyers.  Then I saw it in the Movie Stigmata.  It came from the Thomas Gospel, dug up in 1945.  It is an ancient text reported by many scholars to be the closest to the original words of Jesus.  The words were absolutely fascinating and changed my life.

The people were asking Jesus “when will the kingdom come, this kingdom of heaven you are talking about?”  Jesus replied “the kingdom of Heaven is spread upon the earth but men do not see it.”  I said “wait, spread upon the earth.”  Up until this point I thought Heaven was when I was in deep…

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