posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 01:47 PM
Originally posted by old_god
reply to post by GreatOwl
He's not just a God of the sheep, but he is also a "Lamb" himself, because he too follows God.
I never understood this one, Jesus is god, and he follows god?
When I read Christian texts I can clearly see that Jesus is speaking of God as a separate entity however it seems many people do not differentiate
between the two?
A boy is a man, yet follows his father who is also a man. Where is the paradox? His father knows more than the boy, but the boy knows more than his
pet cat. So, the boy relies on his father to provide him with food, but the cat relies on the boy to provide him with its food. Where is the paradox?
While the boy does feed his pet cat, in fact, he has to get that food from his father first, then he can feed his cat. So, the boy, although a man,
still needs yet another man, called his "Father", to provide him with the treats that he then gives to others.
The whole world is built from "repeating themes", so that if you contemplate the things you see and understand, you can then understand the things
that are not so clear.
Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not
become manifest." The Gospel of Thomas #5
As far as the cat is concerned, the boy is the provider.
But, the boy, knowing better, tells the cat that his father is the provider, and he is really just the distributor of the food. Yet, the cat knows the
food comes from the boy, whose hand he sees feeding him, and has a harder time understanding this mysterious other creature called "Father" that is in
fact the ultimate provider of food for everyone.
We can only understand things by analogy. There's no other way.
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