Crowned With The Cross

from Issue #1, April 2016, page # 12

by: Peter Hoover

King Otto, with his great power and wealth, wanted to carry the greatest and most dazzling crown on earth. Since he was a “devout Christian,” he insisted that the cross of Christ needed to be the “crown of his crown.”

A gifted monk spent a long time crafting King Otto’s crown, with all the largest and brightest jewels, the most expensive pearls, and more gold and velvet than what any crown had ever sported before. The king was immensely pleased. Even though the crown was heavy and uncomfortable, he loved to wear it on all important occasions. But, did he miss anything?
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