|THE ETERNAL MESSIAH:
Jesus of K'Turia
W. R. Pursche &
|Copyright 2011 W. R. Pursche and Michael Gabriele
Tsaph couldn’t find Jesus anywhere. Tthean! he thought. Tthean was a
trader like himself. And one of the disciples, those closest to Jesus. Tthean
would know how to reach Jesus.
“Tthean,” said Tsaph, breathless. He didn’t know how to begin.
“I think that Jesus is in great danger!” he blurted.
Tthean dropped his sack. “What do you mean?”
Quickly Tsaph told him about the disguised priests. “I think they are
trying to turn the people—and the Lemians—against Jesus!”
Tthean was silent. “I will tell Jesus.” He indicated the sack. “I am on my
way to bring him and the others some food.”
“You must hurry!” said Tsaph, his voice trembling. “I don’t know what
they plan, but I think it will happen soon.”
“Jesus will know what to do,” said Tthean. He picked up the sack and
started to go.
Tsaph reached out and grabbed Tthean’s arm. “Is it true what Jesus
says?” whispered Tsaph. “That it doesn’t matter where in the Order we were
“I believe him,” said Tthean.
“But what does it mean? Does it mean we don’t have to be traders? That
we don’t have to stay at the bottom of the Order?”
“It means that the Order does not matter—that you will find Paradise
because of the sacrifices you choose to make, not because of the ones that the
Order forces upon you.”
“How do I do that?” asked Tsaph.
“Be like Jesus, as much as you can,” said Tthean. “No one can ever be
exactly like him, but we should try. Listen to him, and watch him. See how
he helps others. Be like him.”
“But what of the priests, and the Way?” asked Tsaph. “If we listen to
Jesus, we’ll be punished, or banished!”
“We must be wary of everything the priests tell us,” said Tthean. “You
have seen yourself their deceit. I’m not saying they are all bad—and neither
does Jesus. But he has opened my eyes to many things.”
“But how do I know what to believe? We traders have so little chance of
reaching Paradise. If I do anything outside the Law I will be lost forever!”
“You must have faith,” said Tthean gently. “As I do. Jesus has much to
teach us. Open your heart to him, and give him the chance to guide you.”