Lord's explanation about true homeland: spiritual meaning of leaving one's home
“2. Say I, ‘I do not think that is necessary! Whoever is and remains with Me is in his true homeland, and whoever does not earn himself this one and only true and lasting homeland shall wander about like a fugitive beast searching the desert for fare and shelter, finding neither, finally to languish from hunger, thirst and cold, becoming a prey to predators from such barren desert.
3. Has anyone around Me gone without? Were not all sated daily from the heavens physically and spiritually? Did anyone suffer hunger or thirst travelling with Me? - I say unto you: He who wants to leave, let him leave, but whoever wants to remain, let him! He who leaves Me shall also be left by Me, and whoever does not seek Me, him I shall in no way seek over zealously! - Go and tell them this!’
4. Says the host, ‘Lord, I am troubled; You shall no doubt also be displeased with these citizens of Cana who have gone home to rest?’
5. Say I, ‘You did not understand Me! Behold, these folk have already fully received Me into their hearts, and My teaching has become sacred to them; but to those Jews the teaching that I gave at Sychar is not fully agreeable, and they yearn even more for their leaven than their households, and hence to leave for home! But they want to give Me the honour, so as not to be regarded as churls here. Hence go out and openly tell them everything I said to you!’” (GGJ I, chp. 87)
Lord's advises for His disciples regarding their worldly affairs
“2. Mary and My five brethren however also come over to Me and ask whether it would be all right for them to go to Nazareth for a couple of days, to put domestic affairs in order.
3. And I say, ‘Yes, go and do so, because My disciples need to also have their worldly affairs in order! But organise your domestic affairs for a couple of years, and let out to someone poor, but mark well, without rent. Because as My brothers and disciples you should in future never seek rent or wages from anyone, but only accept what is handed to you voluntarily!’ The brethren together with Mary promise to do so, and leave for Nazareth.
4. But of My disciples it was only Thomas who went home, with the resolve to seek out disciples for Me, which he also did.” (GGJ I, chp. 89)
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