March 29th, 2007

bruiloft te Kana

Thursday, Fifth Week of Lent, John 10:31-42, Greatest Work


Today I have read John 10:31-42. In this passage people want to throw stones at Jesus; they accuse him of blasphemy. The say that Jesus as a human makes a god of himself. Jesus answers that they ought to judge him on his works, which show that he sent by God.

I wondered, reading this passage, what I would call Jesus greatest work. That is what I have asked the tarot today. I also tried to post something about Jesus as ‘top dog’ for me, but I do not know… it not easy, I do not think I am at the bottom of it.

Therefore now: What is to me Jesus his greatest work?

I have pulled the Wheel, from the Jane Austen Tarot made by chelsearoad.


When I read the essay about this card by Diane Wilkes I was moved by the lines: “Things are not always what they seem.” On the card for instance, are couples dancing, but none of the couples end up together. Diane Wilkes mentions this as one of the dangers of the Wheel. Receiving such a shadowy card yesterday and realizing that I am a much more engrained with the downside of Jesus message than with the healing side, I take this as hope that things do not appear as I think they seem, that there is more positive in Jesus and his message than I perceive right now. Probably that is the reason why I pose such a positive question today, about Jesus his “greatest work,” in the hope I would receive a really wonderful answer about him.

To be honest… a bit childish… but what I like most about the works of Jesus, and what I find his greatest work, are the healings that he has done. I did not know this beforehand, I think of it right now, but that is what it is, his healings. One of the meanings of the Wheel of Fortune is luck: “grab your chances”. When you were the lucky one, the blind of the lame that he healed, you go from despair to utter bliss. It is the hand of the Magician (the number 1 in the 10) and the Fool (the number 0 in the 10) that are able to this. These healings give hope. Besides that, the healings show attention for the people in the margin of society (on the downside turn of the wheel). Jesus values sick people does not think of them as sinful or bad or in need of a heavy therapy. That is really great.