Sunday, April 16, 2017


Grasper of knowledge, let
No one choose for you.
Observe what is told, but
Sift and inquire. Look deep
Into yourself to
See how you’re inspired.

When I hear the Gnostic Gospels referred to as heretical text, I cringe at the power of one group of men to dictate to all people how to be and to think. The word ‘heresy’ traces back to a Greek verb meaning “to take or grasp.” Those who chose to espouse a body of knowledge different from the early Christians were labeled heretics, the word thus taking on an ominous meaning. Shouldn’t knowledge be a personal choice?

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