Tarot & Christianity:
The Suit of Coins: What God Won't Ask
(c) Cheryl Lynne Bradley 2005
We have all heard the warnings about hellfire and damnation if we don't live a scripturally determined and literal life according to Fundamentalist standards. They have a standard of impossible perfection that apparently only others, not themselves, are supposed to live up to. God may love everyone but you can be sure that in their eyes, they are His favourites.
If you are a practicing reader who has ever had an encounter with the Fundamentalist religious type, you have been more than likely been called everything but a human being by them. In their eyes we are Satan's minions and are evil to the core. These fundamentally deluded types need to be reminded that God created Hell for people like them who try and tell him what He should do.
I have always thought that come the Day of Judgment, God won't be grilling us on how we did or did not live our lives according to scripture, but how we lived our lives according to spirit.
Ace of Coins: God won't ask you how big your house was, but he will want to know how many people you made welcome in your home.
Two of Coins: God won't ask about the neighbourhood you lived in, but he will ask about what kind of neighbour you were.
Three of Coins: God won't ask what your job description was, but he will want to know if you worked to the best of your ability.
Four of Coins: God won't ask how big your salary was, but he will want to know if you compromised your integrity to achieve it.
Five of Coins: God won't ask about how many outfits you have hanging in your closet, but he will want to know how many people you helped to clothe.
Six of Coins: God won't ask how many friends you had, but he will ask about how many people you treated with friendship.
Seven of Coins: God won't ask what kind of car you drove, he'll ask you how many people you helped out with a drive somewhere.
Eight of Coins: God won't ask the colour of your skin, he'll ask you what kind of person you are.
9 of Coins: God won't ask you how long it took you to ask for help, he'll just be glad you did.
10 of Coins: God won't ask you how many people you share this with, he'll be pleased you know how to share.