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Jonathan's Journal

*A shepherd boy has become my best friend and my father's worst enemy.
I lay awake each night, praying for my friend's safety and my father's sanity.                                             
Father was never accused of immorality, but I'm concerned about his instability.

My friend is so unlike my father, who is self-centered and filled with dishonesty.  In his heart, He wants me to succeed him as king; but               
his illogical mind disagrees.

My father hates and tries to kill my dearest friend, never understanding that my love for that shepherd boy only increases. My pain is greater than I can bare, and only heaven knows how this saga will end.

My father's anger and rage is so great that he has become violent with me; and it seems his love for me is wearing thin.  He is so jealous and unreasonable! I never dreamed that I, a son of a king, would have no interest of ever being a king. My greatest desire is that my best friend will someday be king, and that my father will come to love him and also be his friend.
071717PSContest, August Premiere, Brian Strand

*Possible entries about David to be found in the journal of Johnathan, son of King Saul

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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