March 3rd, 2008

bruiloft te Kana

Monday, Fourth Week in Lent

I’ve read today the passage in John in which Jesus refers to his miracle of multiplying of bread and fish to feed many, many people. He mentioned this in a boat on which he and his disciples were. They had only one loaf of bread with them and the disciples worried about that. Jesus wondered if they had not seen him multiplying bread and fish. The one loaf was not a problem. Jesus said to him: “Having eyes, don’t you see? Having ears, don’t you hear? Don’t you remember?” My question of today is: “What is it that I do not see and do not hear?" 


I have pulled Eight of Pentacles from the Whimisical Tarot. On the card a boy looks up from reading a big book in a room full of books and tools to brew magical substances. The boy reflects my circumstances. The boy is in my eyes disappointed, thinking: “Must I study still more than I have already done? I have studied so much. Does my studying do not bear fruit?” The eyes and ears of the boy, and those of mine, do not trust that the miracle of multiplying will happen (the magical tools allude to that). Maybe it happens in another way that we expect, or even it happens in the same way. 


This is another photo from our visit to Kevelaer in Germany during our holiday. This is a babtismal font with a statue of the profet Jonah, being spit out of the whale who saved him in the sea. Wonderful story about resistance against tasks. Would make a wonderful spread.