To Be Or Not To Be King

At that, Jesus realized that they would come and carry Him off to make Him king, so He fled back to the mountain, alone

John 6:15
John 6:1-15

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Sean Connery and Michael Caine are the stars in an adventure film entitled “The Man Who Would Be King”, based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. Each plays the part of an ex-sergeant-Danny Dravot and Peachey Camehan-from Her Majesty’s Royal Army in India. Their love of adventure takes them on an arduous journey to the faraway mountain Kingdom of Kafiristan. There, Danny Dravot is able to fulfill his lifelong ambition. He has always wanted to be a king. All his life he longed for the power and prestige and pleasures that come with kingship. Consequently, through a combination of trickery and superior Western “know how,” Danny Dravot becomes king and, for a short time, thoroughly enjoys it. But the same drive which led him to want to be king soon proves his undoing, and Danny loses not only his Kingdom, but also his life. The film is not likely to win any awards, but the title comes back to haunt us today, as we read…

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