Post #11.11, Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Historical setting: Remembering a time, maybe 452 C.E.? The heat of the day is upon us so we find a cool flowing creek to water the horses.          Nic asks why they needed the Gospel of John brought all these years after the cult leader was executed. He does say, “all these years after” asContinue reading “Post #11.11, Wednesday, August 26, 2020”

Post #11.6, Thursday, August 13, 2020

Historical setting: 563 C.E., on a beach in La Coruña          We walk the horses back to curry them and bed them down for the night.  We’re told that Nic’s horse is named “The Rose” because the dapple looks like dew on rose petals, and mine is “Umber” because it is brown.          Nic isContinue reading “Post #11.6, Thursday, August 13, 2020”

Post #11.4, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Historical setting: 563 C.E., maybe, a beach in La Coruña We‘ve found a stick to mark the sandy beach with a timeline of history while we are waiting here at La Coruña to look at horses.           “Laz, obviously a single timeline fails us. You’ve added all these branches for so many philosophies. But whatContinue reading “Post #11.4, Tuesday, August 11, 2020”

Post #10.8, Thursday, July 16, 2020

Historical setting: 563 CE, on the Bay of Contabria (Biscay) Nic is still burning over my failure to assure everyone I’m not a Jew. If that is what is needed to make peace, it isn’t peace. But he brings all his hurt and pain begging me. Regardless of what his friends think he still wantsContinue reading “Post #10.8, Thursday, July 16, 2020”

Post #8.8, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Historical setting: A dark age in Gaul I break the silence with a comfortable question of fact.  “Did you speak to the bishop at the monastery when you were turned away, Brother Nic?”          “Oh yes, certainly I did. It was bishop himself who sent me away.”          “Did he offer a reason?”          “HeContinue reading “Post #8.8, Wednesday, May 20, 2020”

Post #6.2, Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. The site of the Cathedral Fire in Tours “I’ve no peapod with dust and yet I also have not been stricken by lightening. Are you sure a relic is needed to take notice of God’s grace?”          Young George lectures. “Really, Heretic Lazarus, what could you know of grace if youContinue reading “Post #6.2, Wednesday, March 4, 2020”

Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. The site of the Cathedral Fire in Tours I have a suggestion for the young aristocrat. “If there is to be no rebuilding we could just turn this ash over with the clay saving the flowers of these weeds to make this place a great meadow of flowers! Imagine the wonderContinue reading “Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020”

Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26

Historical Setting: 562 C.E. “Oh No! Please. These ashes are sacred.”          A tidily attired aristocratic youth struts with the flourish of an elder’s authority; or maybe it is simply the pomp of naive privilege. His accent and manor are conspicuously Frankish.          “So you are young George, the one concerned over these ashes? I’mContinue reading “Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26”