Stephen Mitchell

A Quote by Stephen Mitchell

Eve bites into the fruit.  Suddenly she realizes that she is naked.  She begins to cry.  The kindly serpent picks up a handkerchief, gives it to her.  "It's all right," he says.  "The first moment is always the hardest."  "But I thought knowledge would be so wonderful," Eve says, sniffling.  "Knowledge?!" laughs the serpent.  "This fruit is from the Tree of Life."

Stephen Mitchell

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Stephen Mitchell on jesus, gospel, and gospel according to jesus

[Jesus] teaches that just as the sun gives light to both wicked and good, and the rain brings nourishment to righteous and unrighteous, God's compassion embraces all people. There are no pre-conditions for it, nothing we need to do first, nothing we have to believe. When we are ready to receive it, it is already there. And the more we live in its presence, the more effortlessly if flows through us, until we find that we no longer need external rules or Bibles or Messiahs.

Stephen Mitchell

Source: The Gospel According to Jesus, Pages: 15

Contributed by: tunghaichuan

A Quote by Stephen Mitchell on jesus, christianity, gospel, and gospel according to jesus

What is the gospel according to Jesus? Simply this: that the love we all long for in our innermost heart is already present, beyond longing.

Stephen Mitchell

Source: The Gospel According to Jesus, Pages: 10

Contributed by: tunghaichuan

Syndicate content