Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Glass Castle Is Attacked (Part one)

If you want to know what this is loosely based on, check out Hezikiah's dilemma in ll Kings. It is an allegory of the church in these modern times.

"I hate war!” Rachel cried out.

“Don’t we all,” Abe admitted.

“I always thought this city where the King dwells was so strong, but just look at that army down there. How can we ever face such a terrible and dreadful enemy?”

“Yes, and there are more coming.” Mary spoke up for the first time. “They are surrounding the city from all sides.”

“Have you heard what happened at Dayton?”
“Dayton? No! Don’t tell me they were taken!!”

Abe nodded.

“One city after another has fallen. Is there any left except ours?”

Abe looked sober. “I’m not sure. We haven’t received any messengers for over a week now.--”
“My sister lives in Dayton!” Rachel sounded almost hysterical.

“Well our brothers live in Kingsley!” Mary clutched Abe’s arm. “Have you heard anything about Kingsley, Abe?”

“They surrendered.”
“Surrendered?! That easily? How could they? They are of the same race and lineage as we! Surely they don’t want to mingle with the barbarians!”

“Hush! That beast of a man down there is speaking. He's mocking us, once again.”
“Hush yourself. Do you want a little bird to carry you words over to him?”

“ Can you understand what he says?”
“Well enough. Can’t you?”

Rachel nodded, “Too well. Oh, I am so afraid.” She pressed her hands against her cheeks. “Why doesn’t anyone say anything to rebuke him?”

My book Mary's Diary, the Life of Jesus through His Mother's Eyes will be available from Tate Publishing.