THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
THE GOSPEL OF JAMES

Biographical Gospel of the Lord

- Chapter 106 -
Eudokia Finds A Greater Splendor


 
E
UDOKIA NOW ASKED MARY whence it came to be that this Baby was so full of miraculous power and of such a most high, divine nature,
 
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and how it came to be that Cyrenius now depended so much on the words of the Baby.
 
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To this Mary charmingly replied, 'Dear Eudokia! See, not every matter can be hurried unduly.
 
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Each thing needs its time, and with gentle patience we get the farthest.
 
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Once you have been with me for a while you will find out everything, but for the time being believe that this Child is greater than all the heroes and gods of Rome!
 
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Did you not feel the great power of the storm the day before yesterday?
 
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See, it came from the mighty hand of Him with whom Tullia still plays!
 
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What the power of this storm did with the temples in the city it could also do with the whole earth!
 
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Now you know enough for the time being and may not know any more for the sake of your salvation,
 
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but when you become more versed you will also find out more.
 
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Therefore I entreat you for your own good that you will be silent thereof to everyone, for if you talk about it you will be judged.'
 
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These words of Mary gave Eudokia peace and she began to think a great deal by herself concerning what she had heard from Mary.
 
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Mary now went over to Tullia, took the Baby from her arms and said to her,
 
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'See, this my little Son has already blessed you and you will therefore be happy forever!
 
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But over there is the poor Eudokia - she has not felt the infinite joy of the Baby's blessing. Therefore I will also lay the Baby on Eudokia's arms, so she may feel what power goes out from the Baby.'
 
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Thereupon Mary carried the Baby over to Eudokia and said to her assuringly,
 
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'Here, Eudokia, is my and your salvation. Take Him on your arms for a short time and experience how sweet it is to be the mother of such a Child!'
 
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With great deference Eudokia took the Baby on her arms,
 
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but she feared this most mysterious Child and hardly dared to stir.
 
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And the Baby smiled and said, 'Oh Eudokia, do not be afraid of Me, for I am not your undoing but your Savior!
 
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And in the near future you will learn to know Me better than you know Me now.
 
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Then you will not fear Me any more, but love Me as I love you.' - These words deprived Eudokia of fear and she began to fondle and caress the Baby.