Life for Cleon as the slave of Marcus Vitruvius was no joke. Marcus Vitruvius was noted for his terrible temper and disagreeableness. Running away did not turn out quite as Cleon had expected at first. A home is not a home unless one is loved and accepted there. Could Cleon find a home? And if he could, would he win the love of the family he found?
Along with the racial prejudices that Cleon came up against, there was also the choice of a religion. Pagan, Jew, Christian -they were all mixed up. Who was right? This is a wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption, showing the healing power of Jesus’ love.