ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

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Third Week of Advent, Thursday

Since we are made in the image of God, we should be able to meet God in the people around us. This is the subject of today’s prayer. “Lord of life, help us to see your face in the people we live with, and the distressing disguise of the poor.” The question for my card was: "How can I see the face of God in the people I live with and in the distressing disguise of the poor?" The card that I have pulled is Spear Ten from the Arthurian Tarot (Ten of Wands). 


On the top of the mountain on the card is a castle. In this castle lies a lame Fisher-King, wounded on two limbs. He cannot help himself, but is in need of help. The health of the king is correlated with the health of his nation-state, the land he is responsible for.

The first thing I thought when I pulled this card was, that is difficult for me to see Gods face in people. I saw myself walking to that castle, which I perceived as a hot, long, steep walk, unprotected for the sun. So how can see Gods face in people? I must do hard work to recognize it: I need to see through all the difficult behavior people display Gods face.

The figure of the Fisher-King reminds of Christ’s suffering, and reminds also of Christ as a helpless baby in his cradle. And of course that image takes us back to us, made in the image of God.
Tags: advent 2007, arthurian tarot, ten of wands

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