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Chapter 3: The Gardener Is the Garden

So they have completely forgotten God. They say: “even the devils are subject unto us..” Now their egos are inflated. But they remember one thing: “.through thy name.” It is your name that has done miracles. Even the devils are in our power.

Jesus immediately says: “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not..” Don’t rejoice that the spirits are subject unto you. If you really want to rejoice, rejoice about something else that you are not aware of: “.but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Rather rejoice that God has heard your prayers. Don’t think about yourself and don’t think about my name. Rather feel happy that God has heard you and helped you. “Your names are written in heaven.”

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit,
and said, “I thank thee, O Father.”

The disciples are aware that they had done miracles. They have become very important. They remember Jesus. But Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, “I thank thee, O Father..” He remembers God. His name is of no use. If his name is so powerful it is because of God. He is just a medium, a flute on which God has decided, in his mercy, to play a tune or sing a song.

“.I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes.”

These disciples are just babes. They are neither wise nor prudent. They don’t know the scriptures; they don’t know the tradition. They are not priests or scholars. They are just babes: simple, innocent..

“that thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes:
even so, Father; for so it seemed
good in thy sight.”

“All things are delivered to me
of my father; and no man knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father;
and who the Father is, but the Son,
and he to whom the Son will reveal him.”

“All things are delivered to me of my father..” He simply says,“I am no more than a medium. If you pay respect to me, don’t pay respect to me. At the most you can pay the respect through me, but the respect should go to God.”

“All things are delivered to me
of my father, and no man knoweth
who the Son is.”