Dec. 29, 2017

The peasant couple were entering the temple area to be met by an elderly man, Simeon, who tells them that their child will be the “consolation of Israel,” the fulfillment of God’s promises. An archbishop enters his cathedral despite being warned that 4 knights are there to do mischief. His name was Thomas born in “Tooting Bec,” thus Becket. The young mother’s heart would be “pierced by a sword” and the archbishop would be murdered by swords. They both came to fulfill the requirements of the Law.

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