Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Don't give up

In 722, things looked completely hopeless in Spain. The Moors had invaded and conquered everything worth having. There was one man, Pelayo, king of a ten mile kingdom in the Cantabrian Mountains with some 300 men and their families. When the Muslims came for them it surely seemed hopeless but there was a miracle. The Moors were driven back.  King Pelayo and his people would long be in their graves by the time Queen Isabella her husband finally drove the Moors out of Spain 700 years later but it was the beginning.  

3 comments:

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Good thing for us to remember considering the Leviathan we face today. Thank you for the history lesson!

Old Bob said...

Thank you, Dymphna! We must never give up!
Especially give up praying!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"There was one man, Pelayo, king of a ten mile kingdom in the Cantabrian Mountains with some 300 men and their families."

But wasn't it stupid to keep them all in one place?

Wasn't he doing just what Rod Dreher is proposing?

Wasn't it a bit cultish not to bow down to the Vizeers of Emeers under Kaleephs ranging from Baghdad to Morocco?

Btw, though Pelayo means "Pelagius", I don't think "Pelagians" refer to Covadonga.