They want his bones back! You may recall the story from February; remains discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012 were confirmed to be the bones of King Richard III, the last of the House of York. Over five hundred years ago, Richard died in the Battle of Bosworth and the location of his body had remained unknown, until recently.
What started off as an interesting archaeological discovery and historical footnote has now turned into a bitter dispute between authorities and Richard’s descendants. It would appear that plan to re-inter His Majesty’s remains at the Cathedral in Leicester is not to the liking of those who share his DNA. Instead his great nieces and nephews insist that Richard would be much happier if his remains were laid to rest in York, his ancestral home, 100 miles to the North. They claim York is a better location for Richard’s “spiritual” home. The interesting note is that the debate has turned a little nasty.
This past Sunday, Christians around the world gathered to celebrate the fact that although our King was buried He didn’t remain buried. And, because of that, we can be assured that he is preparing our “Spiritual” home for us, and it won’t be in York.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.