Synopsis: Jesus uses a series of short stories, parables, to help us learn about the Kingdom of Heaven and about how to live each day. Eternal life, faith, judgment, obedience and preparedness are the principles explored in this video. The Kingdom of Heaven begins with Jesus in the clouds and angels in the background. There are people from different times and different races looking into the clouds and seeing Jesus. Jesus begins to speak to the people about the Kingdom of Heaven and how the treatment of others is the same as actions toward Him. Slowly, Jesus' shining garment is traded for an earthly robe and He is preaching to a gathering of people. Two Pharisees watch and listen. Boaz, one of the Pharisees, is angered by what he hears Jesus saying and the other Jeremiah is intrigued. David and Sarah, brother and sister, listen also. Boaz says that all Jesus does is tell silly stories. Jeremiah tries to explain that perhaps Jesus wants everyone to discover the meaning from the stories. Sarah agr
Actors: Ivan Crosland, John Nicolaysen, Linda Bishop, James Arrington
30 min

THE TRAVELLERS. A scowling, huge, German knight (ODO), a

worldly and scholarly HOSPITALER, and ENGLISH SERGEANT (not a

knight but mounted to fight as one despite inferior armor), a

black mercenary (FIRUZ), and two MOUNTED GENOESE CROSSBOWMEN

in leather armor. The principal of the party is GODFREY OF

IBELIN. Godfrey is what in those days might pass for a vital

sixty, battle-scarred. He wears beneath his cloak (as do his

knights) armor modified by use in the desert, padded and

quilted in the Saracen manner. GODFREY is a man riding into

his past. He seems to remember the crossroads, the

countryside-- but not with any joy. He seems a man with a

heavy obligation on his mind. He stares down at the body.

The PRIEST (standing, head bowed, with the gravediggers as

the knights pass) is in a frenzy of curiosity but does not

dare look up as GODFREY passes. THE HOOVES OF DESTRIERS,

PALFREYS, MULES, pass by the small body and the just-finished

grave. the PRIEST stays with eyes averted until the rides

(and their creaking cart) have passed.





(to the other gravedigger)


(a beat)

I can smell the blood and spices.

(resentfully beginning to


I can smell the opportunity.

The second GRAVEDIGGER does not agree about “opportunity”.

Where he is now is where he will die. He digs. THE SQUIRE,

who has turned back, reins in. He tosses a coin.


For this burial, from my lord. And

a mass for the soul.

The priest bows greasily but he has other uses for the coin.


GODFREY, riding, stares around at the wintry countryside of

his youth.

His face is intelligent, lined, grave, scarred: he has seen

the world to its very end and now he has returned to where he

was born.

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William Monahan

William J. Monahan (born November 3, 1960) is an American screenwriter and novelist. His second produced screenplay was The Departed, a film that earned him a Writers Guild of America Award and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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