“Awaken your divine nature to God. Strengthen your soul (to be) without evil…Seek what is permanent, what is not generated. The Father of everything summons you…You have not come to suffer. Rather you have come to escape from what binds you. Release yourself, and what has bound you will be undone. Save yourself, so that what is (in you) may be saved…Why are you hesitating? Turn around when you are sought. When you are summoned, listen.”
— Zostrianos 130.19–131.19; Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt (Gnostic Gospels), translation by April DeConick: http://AprilDeConick.com
Originally published at medium.com on January 29, 2015.