111 Jesus said: The heavens shall be rolled up and
the earth before your face, and he who lives in
the living One shall neither see death nor (fear);
because Jesus says: He who shall find himself, of
him the world is not worthy. (cf Rev. 6:14)
“The heavens shall be rolled up..” What a pungent phrase!
Scholars differ over whether Thomas got it from Rev. or
the writer of Rev. got it from Thomas. It certainly sounds
like an apocalyptic notion, but, read poetically, it may be
seen as a hyperbolic description of what happens to the one
“who lives in the living One”. He won’t see death or fear,
and the world is not worthy of him.
All of these phrases represent the good things that happen to
us when we get “on the track” and stay there long enough for
God’s redemptive work to take effect in our psche’s and spirits.