The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
Today’s Quote: “Never before did I get so close to Nature; never before did she come so close to me… Nature was naked, and I was also… Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature! – ah if poor, sick, prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more! Is not nakedness indecent? No, not inherently. It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectability, that is indecent. There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent.” — Walt Whitman, A Sun-bathed Nakedness
Everyone in Heaven is a nudist. Maybe they weren’t in their earthly existence but they are now. In the beginning there were no clothes in Paradise. Genesis tells us that Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed before they sinned. Shame was a consequence of their sin so God gave them clothing as a sign of their shame and evicted them. Then logically, to be naked and unashamed is to be closer to God and is, therefore, a prerequisite to reentering Paradise.
His disciples said, “When will You become revealed to us and when shall we see You?”
Jesus said, “When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then [will you see] the Son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid.” — Gospel of Thomas, 37