May 14th, 2008

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)

Gospel of Thomas, Logion 4

My card today was meant to interpret logion 4 of the Gospel of Thomas.
(4) Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."

What does this little child of seven days old know, what the old man does not? I have received Five of Swords from the Sorcerers Tarot as an answer. 

                

The child, seen on the card as a man juggling swords, is strong and powerful, if he has got the whole world in his hand, juggling his swords. He has the optimism, skill and feelings of grandiosity of the magician. This is what the child knows about life: optimism, skill, a feeling of being grandiose. The sun emphasizes all this power and optimism.