Matthew said, " Lord I want to see that place of life [...] where there is no wickedness, but there is pure light!"
The Lord said, "Brother Matthew, you can't see it as long as you are enfleshed."
Matthew said, "Lord, even if I will not be able to see it, let me know it!"
The Lord said, "Whoever has known himself has seen it in everything given to him to do [...]."
Dialogue of the Savior 132.6-17 (encratic text from mid-second century Edessa, probably representative of the Syrian Church associated with the apostle Thomas)
Commentary: a reminder as we start the New Year and set our goals.