Jesus said, Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him. (30)
Patterson and Maeyer: “Jesus said, “Where there are three deities, they are divine. Where there are two or one, I am with that one.”
It would be dishonest to say that I believe I know what this means. I can, however, speculate. “Where there are three deities, they are divine,” may mean that a person is what he is at any point in evolutionary time. However, whatever the number God is with them at all times. Therefore we are never alone–there are always two, at least.
God is the prevailing and ever-present factor in the life of all sentient beings. Consequently, this all-pervading Presence should be the focus of our lives, because It is the Life-principle itself, and the force behind our entry into, and our exit from, relative existence. Eventually we will discover that It is not just the basis of our existence, It is the Totality of all existence, that when there are “two” there is still only One(ness). When God says that beside him there is no other, he means it in the sense of absolute Oneness–divine Unity. This is the truth we must realize if we would be liberated from the attendant confusion and pain of the illusion of duality.
Read the next section in The Gospel of Thomas for Yogis: The Power of Unbelief