Lepers prepare to leave the colony behind, and return to society, clean and healed. Nathaniel and Absalom discuss their return, and the apprehension about seeing their families again. In just 2 days, it will be as though they have returned from the dead. What has been burning in Absalom’s mind about that Samaritan who also was cleansed that day?
The tearful reunion is like a dream come true, and Absalom tells about his vow to not rest, until he can approach the Master and thank him like the Samaritan did. First, its time to be gay, and happy, and prepare a feast.
Settling back into family life, doesn’t take away all the fears of being separated. Rather than going alone, Absalom promises to take his family to the Passover, where they hope to meet the Master. On the road, the Samaritan who was healed is encountered, and he has bad news about seeing the Master. Has Absalom put off his vow off to a convenient time, but only to be too late to offer his thanks? An encounter with Peter may help to restore hope.