Preceding the Messianic Dialogues, this piece accurately reflects what happened to our protagonist Jesus, as he tried to make his way through a border crossing in Jerusalem in the year 33AD to obtain his bank loan.
A soldier stood vigil at the large concrete checkpoint which guarded the wall cutting through the heart of Jerusalem, the Star of David emblazoned on his helmet. Jesus and Mark approached and the guard took a step towards them.
“Papers, please,” he commanded.
Jesus wore a confused expression, “We just need to get to an appointment on the other side of town.”
“Nobody gets past without papers,” the guard said staunchly.
“I don’t understand, isn’t this all Jerusalem?” (more…)