November 7th, 2006

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)

Be as a Little Child

Today I asked a tarot-question about a passage from the gospel of Mark. This passage is about children. Little children were brought to Jesus, so that he could touch them. Those who brought the children were told not to do this by his disciples. But Jesus said that the children could come and even more, that to enter the kingdom of God, one must receive it as a little child.

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Mark 10:13-15

My question was “How can I receive the Kingdom of God as a little child?” 


I could not believe my eyes, for I had pulled Page of Cups from the Fey Tarot: the same card as yesterday. Yesterday I was concerned about a reading I had done. I felt that I had overstepped a line by doing that particular reading, I felt that I had asked about issues that I should not asked, that I helped to lay bare what should stay hidden. It even seemed to me that I had stolen the answers from heaven…

And now I have pulled the very same card as the answer to how I can receive the Kingdom of God as a little child. By asking as a child (pages are childlike), by being honest and open to what lives inside me and in a group (as I did in the reading I was concerned about), I can receive the Kingdom of God

It moved me, seeing this same card again as an answer to this question.