Today’s INNER CIRCLE post features commentary on two sayings from the Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs, lest they cast it on the dung-heap. Do not cast the pearls to the swine, lest they make it (into dung).”
Yet another saying found elsewhere in the New Testament Gospels for us to consider. In this case, the original saying from Thomas is cut off at the end so it’s not entirely clear what the pigs will do with the treasure they receive. Nevertheless, the admonition to hold back what is holy from dogs or what is valuable from pigs says less about the quality of the people receiving the gifts and more about the need for the giver, or the teacher, to practice discernment regarding who is ready to receive and who is not.