Chapter C

17.             Back to the Security Guard

Returning to Passover 2017 and to my first meeting with the campus security guard, as we gracefully departed one from the other, he, with his attitude changed, pleasantly said that I was welcome to return to campus! If I did, he continued, I should just show my ID at the main entry. Then, as I finally left, I asked for his name. His reply: “George Lord.”

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.

Psalms 118:26

Exiting by the same gate from which I entered, I was, there, startled when the wrought-iron arch reminded me of the college’s name: “Georgian Court.” This name I had forgotten during my campus adventure; and, I became surprised because I was suddenly hit by a profound thought. Specifically, I felt that I was being divinely told that the events of that night—from receiving the Virgin Mary’s message to the incidents involving the SUV and George Lord—would, eventually, become lord of the Georgian campus. That is, the message and the events would ultimately be deemed the school’s most significant goings-on.

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

Mark 4:31-32

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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