19:11 Patient Lalla

The Lost Prince

The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger and his glory is to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11

One of the most beautiful incidents I have seen in any movie involves the behavior of Lalla, who is rearing John, the epileptic son of George V and Mary in The Lost Prince.

Frustrated at the restrictions and training forced upon him, John’s brother George lashes out against Lalla with cruel words, the gist of which is that all her efforts are futile. Instead of reacting sharply, Lalla pulls the boy to her and kisses the top of his head soothingly. In that gesture was something of the spirit of Christ who from the cross begged forgiveness for those who had nailed him there.

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