Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 062
- (60) <They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the lamb."
- They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
- He said to them, "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse."
- They said to him, "He cannot do so otherwise."
- He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourself within repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."
The Samaritan is a watcher, one who is waiting for the fulfillment of prophecy.
Jesus takes note of him because he is carrying the lamb to guard it against blemish, rather than lead it like other cattle. The picture is that Christ the Lamb of God must be killed in order for his body to be eaten... "This is my body given for you..."
The disciple must enter into Christ's rest, or they will die and be judged. From the previous saying we know that Jesus is the lion of Judah who 'devours' men.