The color reminded me of rain, and boy has it been raining around here a lot this season. I wish I could send the rain clouds to California, but alas I can’t. But I can take the attitude that a little rain is good and I will cherish it.
As for the words today –
The Knights of King Arthur’s court were very loyal to their monarch and lived by a strict moral code –
- To never do outrage nor murder (not to assault or murder anybody)
- Always to flee treason (do not commit treason, a crime against your country or king)
- To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy (Do not be mean. Grant mercy to those who ask, even in combat.)
- To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor (‘succor’ is an old word for help; this means that the knight must promise to help women if they need it. Note that this does not necessarily include peasantry.)
- To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows (never ‘harm’ women. Note that this does not necessarily include peasantry.)
- Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods (do not even join in fights over anything less than god or country)
The Order’s dominant idea was the love of God, men, and noble deeds. The cross in the emblem was to remind them that they were to live pure and stainless lives, to stive after perfection and thus attain the Holy Grail.
I take this to mean they were receptive to the idea that if they led perfect lives they would attain the penultimate goal of the Holy Grail.
And if you believe they found it and a secret order now protects it, then it was insightful of them to know it’s power would corrupt and must be hidden for others.