We need a discussion– about how we should proceed in this study. We have some 114 ‘sayings’, apparently arranged in a haphazard way, frequently with little or no relationship between the one before or the one after. Two problems (pardon me, issues) need to be addressed:
1) How long do we expect to work with Thomas? John seemed too long a time for some, so, to give some order to our group effort we need a rough understanding of how long:
2) Then there is how: in the interests of being orderly and thorough there are (at least) two ways to proceed:
a) go through the book in the order it’s written: 1,2,3,etc. to 114.
b) select groups of sayings that seem similar. That would require me or someone to make some judgments about that.
I’m very happy to go either (or any other) way. As for ‘how long’: one person suggested we look at 10-12 ‘sayings’ once a week; a couple suggested that we could do with less. However many we take at a time needs to be correlated with how long between postings of the text.
I’m glad to respect and adhere to whatever decisions we can make about these two matters, but I need direction.
Once again we need a discussion. (I’ve always loved the idea of a ‘leaderless group’. When that happens, we may see the more complete leadership of the H.S.)