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EXT. THE SWISS ALPS OVER-LOOKING A SMALL BOAT ON LAKE COMO
Jim and Gabriel are looking up at the imposing mountain. They have gone as far as they can by boat and are now faced with a much greater challenge.
JIM
There seems to be only one problem right now. How are we going to climb these mountains without any gear or training. I am not a mountain climber!
GABRIEL
You have already learned that there is only one problem...and one solution.
JIM
Yes, the only problem is that we think apart from God in our fearful, separated minds. And...
Panning the mountains we see them climbing up the ragged rock on their way up.
GABRIEL
When we think with each other all power and peace is ours!
Sitting atop the mountains at their campsite,they see in the distance North America.
JIM
It seems obvious then that the idea of re-incarnation came the closest to explaining our experience through time.

The distant view of the Atlantic comes closer and closer traveling quickly over the sea to the North American continent and then southwest.

(v.o.Jim)
We have always existed and if we want we can remember any point in time we have been in and in a sense continue to be in...
CUT TO: MORNING AFTER THE BATTLE OF SHILOH, SOUTHWESTERN TENNESSEE APRIL 8, 1862
JIM, a long-haired, scruffy older-looking confederate soldier, is sitting in a pool of blood not his own.
JIM
(speaking to himself)
I want to go home. Can I go home?
Looking at all the dead on the ground around him
JIM

They’re all home now. I want to go home too.
He begins weeping as he tries to write down the names of his friends, With each face he flashes back to when he recruited the man. Man after man until he gives up. There are too many of them. He drops his pencil stub onto the uniform of a fallen gray uniform.
JIM
I thought I was so right. I was so sure! So fucking sure.
A morning mist is breaking up further up the field near the tattered, nearly destroyed church. Rich green grass can be seen on each side of terrain but the field itself is darkened with patches of mother brown earth dug up from canon fire. There is blood everywhere. He walks up the field climbing to the battle line ridge and gets his first look of the fallen confederate army and their tattered new uniforms. The gray has been transformed in color with ragged blood red patches. The field is silent and as the morning breeze blows the mist away and hundreds of fallen men appear.

GABRIEL, a YOUNG BOY, is looking right at JIM amidst the dead. They seem to know each other although there are no introductions.
JIM

It’s like we are all doing the same thing. We are trying to tell our own story but its all the same story. No matter, south or north, union, confederate its all the same. We think we are separate, we think we have enemies and we take each other’s peace and power as if we had none of our own.
The young boy is holding Jim by the hand while shaking his head up and down in agreement.
YOUNG BOY
Of course!
Jim tightens his gripe on the boy’s hand.
JIM
It has never made sense to me that God could ask his son to suffer, yet that’s what I have done with these, my friends. We demand suffering not God.

The Young Man stares but doesn’t respond.
JIM
I was so afraid we would lose our way of life and mow these lives are lost. I was so afraid of what the invaders would do to us but my fear only made things worse. I would gladly submit to the north if these boys could come back and work on the land with me again.
Jim breaks down into uncontrollable weeping. The Young Man shakes his head in sad agreement and wraps his arms around Jim. He’s only tall enough to get them around Jim’s leg..
JIM
(looking at his confederate friends)
Why didn’t I remember the love of Jesus when I encouraged all of these boys to fight? Why was it the suffering of Jesus that I only remembered?
Jim is looking into the Young Boy’s green eyes for an answer.
YOUNG BOY
He let’s go of Jim’s leg; turns around and faces the blue sea of dead union soldiers.

Because you didn’t see these guys.
The full scene of this battlefield can be seen now from above.
V.O. JIM
No I didn’t see them at all. I was too busy hating where they came from My prejudices killed these men.
Jim struggles to remain standing and the young man helps him stay up.
CUT TO.
PRESNT TIME JIM GETTING UP FROM HIS CAMPSITE ON THE MOUNTAIN PEAK
Gabriel is helping Jim up. They are equipped for crossing the peaks by way of a system of poles that are strung together with cables that allow them to ride across the mountain tops.
JIM
Boy, you have all the answers don’t you?
Jim is not too happy about the impending journey. Their camp is packed away and its time to latch on to the cables. They have to swing themselves forward to get moving.
GABRIEL
I don’t have any answers thank God!
JIM
We thank God because he has the answers?
They begin to travel down the cable at an increasing speed while making a steely sound in the cold silence of the mountain range.
GABRIEL
I want you to learn how to listen.
They continue their journey all day in silence and arrive on a plateau where the cable ends. They camp out under a canopy of beautiful stars with the highest parts of the mountains before them. They both look up at nature’s enormity in the sky as they close their eyes. While they sleep, they journey to the end of the universe and back.

EXT. SHILOE 1862
YOUNG BOY
I don’t want anyone to suffer.
Jim and the young boy are walking away from the battlefield. They are going south in the direction of Jim’s home. The sun is rising higher in the sky as morning gives way to noon.
JIM

I don’t either. Can we learn without suffering? Can we learn not to suffer?
Slowly the grass and brown soil they are walking on turns into gravel and dust.
YOUNG BOY
He came to teach us not to suffer.
EXT: YOUNG MARY’S HOME
A Young Mary observes the sunlight directly over a small stream of clean water. Trees are blowing in the strong wind. Green leaves bend over a rushing stream. Mary is alone. She sits on the side of the stream and stretches out her legs with her feet touching the water. The water and her legs blend together in one form. Everything blends into the legs and water until only a blur can be seen. She feels something going on inside of her. Her parents sleep in their tents as Mary patiently discovers what’s going on.

INT. WOMB WITH EGG WAITING
A cyan undulating light fills her womb.
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

Here we are!
A blue and yellow light gradually penetrates the cyan undulation.
YOUNG BOY V.O.
No suffering.
Everything separates again into its original form.
YOUNG BOY V.O.
Suffering

JIM (V.O.)

Why is she suffering?.
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

It doesn’t have to be suffering. It’s up to you. Believe in separation and you have suffering. Accept what God created and there is no suffering?
JIM (V.O.)

We already agreed that we want to learn how to end suffering.
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

And that is why Jesus came into the flesh, so he could show us how.
The undulating cyan becomes green. A light green fetus appears in her womb.
JIM (V.O.)

So suffering came into being by our doing not God’s.
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

We are looking at God’s answer to you call for help.
JIM (V.O.)
We have been calling for this throughout time before Jesus came and after. Its time to come home.
So how long will it take?
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

Until you learn not to suffer.
JIM (V.O.)

That could take forever.
YOUNG BOY(V.O.)
I will help you.

JIM (V.O.)

Every being on every planet in every universe has their unique part to play in this drama. How will it work out when everyone is doing whatever they want?
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

Great.
JIM (V.O.)

Please forgive me but how can you be so sure about it?
YOUNG BOY (V.O.)

Because God wants it too. He knows you’re tired of suffering.
The fetus is growing larger in her womb.
EXT. THE ALPS PRESENT TIME
Jim and Gabriel are making breakfast at their campsite.
JIM
I had quite a dream last night.
GABRIEL
About Mary’s conception?
JIM
We had the same dream!
GABRIEL
Its all a dream within the illusion of time.
The majestic mountains in their background make the two of them look so small in the foreground.
JIM
We are trying to see the answer instead allowing it to be shown to us.
GABRIEL
Let us sit before these symbols of power and look until our eyes grow weary. And when we close them let us allow the vision that Jesus had to continue.
Mountains fade into the night fall and the blackness of the sky covers everything.
INT: NIGHT INSIDE THE TENT

Mary, full term pregnant, is quietly gathering her things while an OLDER MAN is waiting outside for her. She slips outside and mounts a mule being lead by the man, JOSEPH.

FADE OUT:TO MARY AND JOSEPH LEAVING DOWN A DIRT ROAD

FADE IN:FRANCE A ROAD CUTTING THROUGH WHAT WAS ONCE FARM LAND
EXT. DUST

We see JOAN OF ARC standing with her small FRENCH ARMY confronting a much larger ENGLISH ARMED FORCE. Many in Joan’s army are on foot with farm tools for weapons. Only a few are mounted on horses. The English on the other hand give no agrarian image. They are professional soldiers well equipped for war. Every English warrior is mounted and armored with weapons drawn. Joan walks alone right up to English commander.
JOAN
I am here to deliver the Lord’s message. If you don’t heed the message, you will die on the cross with him.
She drops her SWORD down to the ground.
JOAN
I am so tired of war.
The coming evening darkness is reversed and light begins to dawn between the two armies as Joan speaks.
JOAN
God has never left us. He only waits for us to remember who we are and be with him. Go home. Return to your wives and children. Tell your friends and villagers it is time to remember who we are and that there is only one way home.

COMMANDER SIR JOHN FASTOL
Who do you think you are? We’re going to destroy you and your band of beggars!
He gives the signal to attack but to his astonishment, the English army retreats silently under the leadership of a NAKED MAN mounted on a horse holding a GREEN BANNER READING NO MORE WAR. He is positioned between the two armies and is not seen until he turns the English around and they separate from Fastol who is left standing by himself out-numbered by Joan and her men.
JOAN
Are you ready to go home now?
COMMANDER SIR JOHN FASTOL
How did you do that? It was amazing. It was like they were obeying you instead of me, yet you said nothing. You did nothing!
JOAN
I got out of God’s way that’s all. Will you do the same?
EXT. THE ALPS PRESENT TIME NIGHT
The stars are shinning in a brightly lite sky. Jim and Gabriel are getting up from their meditation and returning to their tents.
JIM
I saw Joan of Arc!
GABRIEL
You are Joan and Fastol. Your willingness to let God show you is why you saw them.
JIM
You are so right. I could feel her weariness for war.
GABRIEL
Just like the weariness we talked about at Shiloh and a thousand other places and times.
JIM
Boy am I ready to turn in.
GABRIEL
No rest for the weary. See you in the chapel.
They lie down in their tents and the sky covers them with the excitement of the stars and crescent moon.



DISSOLVE TO:
INT. SISTINE CHAPEL THE LAST DAY OF SECOND VATICAN COUNSEL
We see CARDINALS debating the scriptures. The room is clouded with cigar smoke and they are sweating profusely. A STRONG BLACK MAN is serving drinks. He is wearing a green service coat with a small peace emblem tattooed on his back. A YOUNG CURATE from America is speaking
A YOUNG CURATE
He is looking directly at the Pope who stares at him in bewilderment.

You have the chance to end much suffering for the One Son of God. The world looks to you to lead them home.
GIOVANNI
Speaking to the cardinals and ignoring the Curate, his voice rising in rage

I have made our decision. IN spite of what is happening in America with the law-suites, priests will not be given permission to marry anywhere.
A YOUNG CURATE

Don’t involve him with your stubbornness. You ignore every dream he sends you.

The Pope looks frightened that the young man might be able to interpret the series of dreams that have stumped his staff as well as his spiritual advisors.

Share, don’t dictate. Sit down with the us, we need your help.
The white robbed pontiff continues to listen while writing a note to his aide: “who is he and how did he get in here?”
A YOUNG CURATE
Ever since that homophobic man decided that sex was a path to sin, we have suffered with one terrible doctrine after another. It is almost like we have refused to understand sex because we are afraid to be sexual beings. There is more rebellion from humanity all over the world because of Roman doctrine condemning instead of appreciating and guiding us in our sexuality than over any other issue.
Giovanni tries to wave the priest away with his hand but finds his throat full of green foam. The strong black man has a glass pitcher half full of it. He goes around the room inquiring if anyone else wants to silence the American. A few more take some of the green drink but most of the other cardinals are in dismay over the American’s courage. They appear to want to hear the rest of what he has to say.
A YOUNG CURATE
The Hindus have known forever that our sexuality is where we are fully integrated. Its not who we are aroused by but what we do with our arousal. Lust has been given to us by Nature to propel us past our fears of one another. Today we are lead by fear and all attempts to liberate us are silenced. Ever man in this room has secretly masturbated their whole life yet we hypocritically condemn the church for getting in touch with themselves. This repression of our natural sexuality has lead to the abuses that the church is reporting to the world,
Giovanni is sitting down now looking at his cardinals and he can see that they have been captivated by the American. He tries to get up to leave but the Strong Black Man is in his way.
STRONG BLACK MAN
Its ok Gio, I will help you implement the change. I will help you see that sex is a powerful energy that will unify the church and the world and you will get all the credit as the pope who built upon John’s work. Listen to him a moment longer he is almost done.
A YOUNG CURATE
Lets tell the church to love themselves and each other. Lets help everyone to stop abusing others with sex. Let’s emphasize the beauty and the communication with sex. Let’s respect life beginning with sex. Remove condemnation of sex before marriage. Let’s recognize that the relationship process includes sex and that after people become lovers they can call upon the Holy Spirit to help them with all the fears that follow. With God’s help with sex maybe the church will begin to become less guilty, not so aggressive and progress to developing mature loving relationships that can be shared with their families and friends in marriage when and if the guidance from God is there to do so. Thank you holy father for this time to speak with you and the college of cardinals.
Green dust is gently descending from the ceiling covering all of them with a light, sparkling dust. The Strong Black Man can not be seen by them, but we see him happily spreading the dust from above.
SLEEPING MEN ON THE ALPS
The sun is coming up over the mountain peaks with an orange glow as if it were sunset. As it becomes brighter, they are encased with a light that is orange tinted instead of clear day.
JIM
I wonder why its so orange in the air.
GABRIEL
We haven’t awakened yet Jim. We are still in the dream but it is coming to an end. When we finally come to the end of our dream we find ourselves in bright lite but it isn’t blinding. On the other side after we pass from this world, we stop trying to see with our eyes and begin to be fully guided. But for now we share a dream together. As you saw in the chapel, we need a more open and honest view of our brother Jesus and his message about who is the Son of God.
JIM
Where will that come from?
GABRIEL
From mankind willing to see what is instead what they think they want.
The sky is turning pink and blue over the mountains as they speak.
JIM
I only want the truth whatever that may be.
Gabriel gets up and points to the sun now beginning to rise
GABRIEL
We can agree on he truth but we can’t tell or dictate it to one another, no matter who we are.
Getting up to join Gabriel
JIM
How can we ever agree there is so much discord in the world today.
Beginning to pack up their gear Gabriel puts his arms around Jim
GABRIEL
Listen not to the voice of fear and all there will be left is the reality of love and the truth.
JIM
Where are we going to now?
GABRIEL
To look at the truth about Jesus.
DISSOLVE TO: GRADUAL DESCENT INTO THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE PATH TO BETHLEHEM
EXT. DIRT ROAD TO BETHLEHEM - SUNSET
Joseph is walking along side Mary’s mule. He is a man in his thirties. Young Mary looks very pregnant. A cold wind brings in the night upon the dessert. The setting sun is green. A bright star is getting clearer in the night sky.
JOSEPH
Are you sure Mary?
MARY
I think so. I have no idea what we are doing! I am just sharing whatever pops into my mind.
A SHEPHERD on the road looks as if he is begging for something. Joseph is trying to ignore him but cannot as he comes right up to their mule. He stares through Joseph and is heard in Joseph’s mind using Joseph’s voice.
JOSEPH

(coming from within)
Blessed are you Joseph. You have obeyed me in taking care of Mary and this child.
A big smile comes over the shepherd’s face and Joseph turns to Mary.
JOSEPH
Mary, this man knows our names.
MARY
(protesting)
What man? I don’t see any man. It’s been a long night, you must be getting tired.
The shepherd is gone.
JOSEPH
I think God sent this man to encourage us.
MARY

I didn’t see anyone.
JOSEPH
He was right next to us, walking along side us. I could hear him in my mind.
Mary doesn’t appear to be listening. She is lost in thought.
INT. YOUNG MARY’S HOME -EARLY EVENING

Mary is a TODDLER, about three years old. She is with ANNE, her young mother. Their home is in a dark tent. Mother is busy preparing dinner when her daughter cries out with concern.
MARY
My baby, my baby.
ANNE
What are you saying child?
MARY
I want my baby boy.
ANNE
Where's your dolly honey? Let me see if I can find it.
She looks around the tent for her RAG DOLL, finds it and brings it to Young Mary.
ANNE
Here you are dear, go play with your baby.
Young Mary refuses to take it and repeats again and again:
YOUNG MARY
I want my baby, where is my baby?
ANNE
(in a calm voice)
What baby are you talking about?
There is a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN dressed in a green saffron dress. She slides past an unsuspecting Anne but young Mary is looking right at her. She places a WEALTHY BASKET OF FRUIT on the only piece of furniture in the tent, a WOODEN TABLE for four. The fruit lights up the drab in the room
YOUNG MARY
The lady told me last night that I was going to have a baby.
ANNE
What woman? Where? When last night?
YOUNG MARY
The pretty woman. She brought us something good to eat.
Mary is pointing to the table where the fruit continues to glean. It has a GREEN SASH of the same saffron that the woman’s dress was made out of, tied to the handle of the basket of fruit. Anne looks confused and a bit concerned. She doesn’t know what to say. She speaks more to herself than to the child.
ANNE

I don’t remember any woman at our table or any fruit!
Mary is getting defensive with her mother. She thinks she doesn’t believe her. Anne is trying hard to place all of this into reality when it all seemed like a child’s fantasy at first.
YOUNG MARY
You didn’t eat any of it. And you didn’t say hello or goodbye when she left.
ANNE
Anne looks at the fruit as if it were a monster in her home. She looks at her daughter as if she were an alien invading her calm life. She tries pleading with her child to make sense of what is going on around her.
ANNE

What did she look like honey? Did she speak our language?
YOUNG MARY
She was just like us mommy. I think she was you and me.
Fade back to Joseph and Mary in the dessert
.
JOSEPH
(Fighting within himself)
Where are you Mary? You Seem so distant.
MARY
I believe you Joseph. Each of us hears the Voice for God in our own way.
JOSEPH

(thinking) This child leads me nowhere but it always turns out right and she's always right. How long can this continue? I didn't think she could make the trip and now we're here with no place to stay.
A messenger wearing a garden green sash across his chest appears beside Joseph.
MESSENGER
Joseph your difficult trip is nearly over. I will show you where to stay tonight just follow me.
THE MESSENGER IS SUDDENLY TWENTY FEET AHEAD AND IN THE NEXT MOMENT BETHLEHEM COMES UP ON THE HORIZON. THE STABLE IS DIRECTLY AHEAD
THE STABLE -- NIGHT
The stable is in front of a cave. It is well lite and there are young people preparing things. The baby in utero is staring at the Messenger. He blends into the others who are in the stable.
CUT TO:
A fireplace lites up the stable revealing Mary with her strong, peaceful husband entering the warm stable. A young shepherd boy and his girlfriend stop and wait for their two guests to enter and then they fall to their knees.
KEN
We were expecting you tonight. We both,
Nodding toward his girlfriend
KEN
had the same dream last night. In the dream,
(we see the following pictorials)
a dove flew into our stable, sat in the straw for only a moment and left an egg with a bright green mark on it. Before it flew away; the egg hatched and we were left to feed it.
Katrina thought the dream meant something that we both prayed for:we so much want meaning in our lives, some higher purpose. We thought the dreams might help us to know what it was. When we both awoke we prayed alone and each of us received the same guidance: a baby would be born here that would eventually bring peace to the world. We realized that it was our job to prepare for your arrival and the birth of this child.
Mary only nods in agreement going off with Katrina while Joseph looks at Ken in awe.
JOSEPH
It's been unbelievable and it remains amazing to me now.
A BRIGHT STAR IN THE SKY IS BECOMING BRIGHTER AND CLOSER FILLING THE SCREEN WITH LIGHT.
INT. STABLE MORNING
There is a festival atmosphere with music beginning as we search for the baby among Ken and Katrina, Joseph and Mary as well as three royal elderly gentlemen making silent gestures. Finally we see the bright smiling face of a 3 week old infant.
Pointing at the three Kings Jesus smiles. Within in his mind we hear
JESUS
It is just as it was told to us before birth. We would be cared for and supported by royalty because royalty is who we are.
We see three kingly men with gifts. They are shown in by the messenger dressed in Royal blue with the green sash from before.
BALTHALZAR
I don't know why I brought your son this myrrh except the vision I saw
(a future scene with Magdalene is shown while he describes)
A beautiful woman rubs it on his feet when he is an adult.
GASPAR
I too had a vision. I was emptying my cash fund. I could see I was preparing for a trip and I would be giving the gold to complete strangers. After the vision I didn't question for a moment giving away my reserves. I felt a certain joy about a trip that I was going on even though I had no idea why I was going or where. But here’s the kicker: I received word just before I left:
(we see pictorials what he describes)
my new mine has already struck gold in such an abundance that we can’t estimate its value. I think you have made me a very rich man.
MELCHOR
I didn't have a vision. My wife told me that I would be remembered for all time by my service to a king in a distant land. I didn't question her and brought this frankincense. Tonight, we honor the savior of the universe, the Son of God.
CUT TO:THE SWISS ALPS PRESENT TIME
JIM
How did he know that Jesus was the savior?
GABRIEL
How do you know? Do you believe right now that Jesus is your brother in God’s eyes? Has anyone been able to convince you that this is true?
JIM
You’re saying he had faith.
GABRIEL
When you stand before one who believes, you will believe too. It’s the doubt that spreads without witness and makes men non-believers. That is why the encounter with a believer is the only persuasion. Do you want to join them or stay up here?
JIM
It’s easier to stay aloof than get involved.
FADE FROM ALPS FADE BACK INTO STABLE
BALTHALZAR
(speaking to Jim)
Thanks for joining us. We have all chosen to take a path more difficult but far more rewarding than staying home. Your friend Gabriel is here too but chooses to remain invisible for now. Let me introduce you to the proud parents.
Taking Jim by the shoulder he leads him to where the party is going on and into the light of this new family.
BALTHALZAR
Mary, this is the man that will tell this story many years from today. He is from another time. He wants your son to be understood.
MARY
Thank you for coming. We will help you with the risks. The truth is never popular.
Balthalzar bows to Mary and turns to Joseph.
BALTHALZAR
Joseph, this man can answer your questions if you want. He comes with mankind’s perspective on these events. He is just as much in awe of the Christ as you.
JOSEPH
Is this a dream or is it real?
JIM
I think the birth of Jesus is the beginning of the end of our dream. He will teach us all that we are one with him and the father.
JOSEPH
Do you mean Yahweh? God?
JIM
Yes, Jesus will proclaim he is the son of God and teach all who are willing that they are too. He is the first coming of the Christ and we are the second.
JOSEPH
I don’t think I need to know anymore than this challenging idea.
JIM
This is the only idea for us to accept or reject. Sooner or later we all will come to understand it as the truth.

OUTSIDE THE STABLE WE SEE IN THE SKY THE AURA BOREALIS AND BELOW, THE THREE KINGS RIDING THEIR CAMELS BACK HOME. THEY ARE CHATTING WITH EACH OTHER. A STRONG BLACK MAN IS ATTENDING TO THEIR CAMELS. HE WEARS A GREEN LOIN CLOTH.
MELCHOR
I have a feeling that we will see him again in our lands.
GASPAR
Look at the heavens, they seem to be talking to us.
BALTHALZAR
I am glad we will have some entertainment. It took forever to get here and I don't look forward to the long days and nights ahead of us on our journey back.
GASPAR
I really enjoyed every minute of it. There is no pain if you stay in the present moment. I am enjoying every moment now.
In the next moment they are in their castles, confused that they did not remember a long journey home but happy just to be there. A familiar beggar in rags with a green sash around his shoulder greets each of them in their courtyards during a time of reflection. He appears to each at the same time. His dialogue rotates through the three locations with each of the Kings privately.
BEGGAR
May I ask you a favour?
Each of the Kings is mesmerized and listens in silence.
BEGGAR
The child you just visited will call on you for education when he becomes a young man. Please tell him everything you know. Your teaching will be shared by him with the whole world throughout all of time.
The beggar fades into the mind of each of them. Jim is meditating in the stable beside baby Jesus.
JIM
So is this what happened in all those years before his public ministry began?
GABRIEL
Yes! There are many legendary accounts of Jesus’ years in Egypt and Arabia but they were destroyed by people who were threatened by them. Jesus never saw any difference between a Jew and an Arab.
JIM
Can you tell me why they fight with each other today?
GABRIEL

It is simply the belief in lack. If the whole world believed in one family and treated each other like family there would be sharing. Remember what I told you when you were standing in your family room watching the plane crash into the World Trade Center?
JIM
Yes. I asked you what we were doing? And you said crying out for help. Trying to get the attention of the wealthiest nation in the world and make it share its food with the rest of the world. We seem to be still having trouble sharing. Lack really is a powerful illusion.

GABRIEL
Fear, that there won’t be enough. The answer to this fear is simple but difficult.
JIM
How can we solve it?
HOLY SPIRIT
Just listen within, then share with others, and believe what you can do together as the Christ.
The baby is smiling during Jim’s meditation.
INT. MARY, JOSEPH AND JESUS'S CHILDHOOD HOME -- DAY
Jesus is about ten years old sitting on the ground before his mother. Joseph is working on a wooden chair at the back of the room. She has her apron on and is in the middle of preparing some vegetables. Its a one room wood frame home with skins covering the walls. We see out an open window whose shudder is fixed up in place by a leather strap. The sun shines on the dessert beyond. It is barren and lonely.
MARY
Jesus, you are too young. I don't want you to travel so far. Your father needs your help at the shop. Please wait a little longer.
JOSEPH
You know, Mary, he isn't ours. We just have him on loan from God. His work is more important than mine.
MARY
I am just not ready to let him go, I love him too much.
She stares into Jesus’s eyes while Joseph,a small distance away, continues to work. She sees a vision of him as a man dancing at a wedding. She turns toward her husband and says
MARY
I know you are right.
THE BEGGAR WEARING A NEW GREEN SASH IS STANDING OUTSIDE THEIR DOOR. JESUS COMES OUTSIDE AND DISAPPEARS INTO THE EMBRACING ARMS OF THE BEGGAR.

INT. PAN MELCHOR'S CASTLE. INSIDE WE TRAVEL THROUGH THE ENTRY: A LARGE DINNING ROOM ON THE RIGHT AND A LIVING ROOM ON THE LEFT THAT LEADS TO A MASSIVE LIBRARY. WE SEE BOOKS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT OF THAT TIME --THE JESUS THEME MUSIC SLOWLY BUILDS AS THEY SPEAK
YOUNG MAN JESUS
I have learned much from you these past fifteen years, my teacher. How can I repay you?
MELCHOR
Your presence alone is our reward Holy One of God. If you could tell us why you have come into the world of suffering, we would be most interested.
YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

Our Father, who remembers heaven,


(we see the house from the outside, then in the distance from the dessert. We see the middle east from satellite distance, and then from outside the orbit of the planet, then our solar system, galaxy, from the edge of the universe and then Soft green without any forms)
YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

promised to send his Son so that man would learn he is not flesh and blood but divine as our Source Who created us.

(full speed from the green to the characters standing and back again)
YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

His will and mine are one and accordingly I obey.
(an energy force is felt from the green to both men speaking)

YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

It is only the temptation of chaos that would have us think that his will could not be accomplished.

(focus on Melchor’s eyes)
YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

It is our duty to accept our divine selves. This will allow us to love one another.
(the two characters pass through one another)
YOUNG MAN JESUS (V.O.)

Loving each other is accomplished through following our inner light. This is His loving will. This is His plan for us.
(light shines first in Jesus, then Melchor and then through all the servants, townspeople until there is a bright light throughout the city)
MELCHOR
That was quite an experience. But everyday through all these years has been an experience with you.
(a sad pause)
So this, is... the creator's will! You have come to save us, who are stuck, in this mire.
YOUNG MAN JESUS

I have come to show you the way and to teach that you are not stuck.
MELCHOR
I don’t feel stuck any longer.
YOUNG MAN JESUS
I am not the first who became aware of himself as the Son of God. But I am the first who is also aware that all of mankind is divine with me. We are God’s extension. Separation from our source is impossible, but it is possible to believe we are apart from God and ourselves. This is our journey, which which will bring us together, until we believe what is.
MELCHOR
Yes. I know of many who came before you declaring that they are gods but no one has ever declared the human race as divine.
YOUNG MAN JESUS
We are the beginning and the end. Just as you have taught me for years...that form is the illusion. Our bodies appear now, so do the heavens until we reach our Source that has no form. All of our illusions are attached to some form that we want. Holding on to the form is what brings about suffering just as release brings peace and happiness. Just as your teachers have been teaching me for years that through meditation and the power of mind we can create anything and never experience pain. I am here to create only love and begin the undoing of all fear.
DISSOLVE TO:
Mary weeping, being held by Joseph who is wearing a green sash.
MARY
How can you be so sure he is alright? We should not have let him go to see the kings. It was too dangerous.
JOSEPH
Remember when we lost him in Jerusalem? You were a wreck then too. I was worried also but there he was in the temple with the teachers. He is different. He came from God, he is the messiah.
MARY
Don't say that word. You promised you would never tell him who he may be. Please I beg you don't send him to that ugly death that awaits our Lord. Let him just be our son. He will be a great teacher and maybe a prophet. Isn't that good enough. Few serve Yahweh to that degree. Don't you think that's enough?
Without waiting for his answer she says to him but more to herself
MARY
It's enough!
We see a series of shots without dialogue of the three of them reuniting. The beggar is seated in their courtyard watching. There is much affection among the three. They see that Jesus has grown from a young boy into a lean average size adult. In the last few shots there is only Jesus and Mary carrying on the daily tasks of life. Finally there is a shot of just Mary attending a big feast in Cana.
CUT TO:A GREAT JEWISH WEDDING FEAST
EXT. THERE IS SINGING, DANCING, AND FEASTING. MARY AND JESUS ARE LAUGHING AND ENJOYING THEMSELVES. THE BRIDE MOTIONS FOR MARY TO COME OVER TO HER TABLE
BRIDE
Mary, please help me.
MARY
What's wrong
BRIDE
The romans came this morning and took half of our wine for their holiday feast and now we have run out and the party is just beginning. You're my best friend, what should I do?
MARY
Don't worry, I'll get you more wine.
She steps back a few steps and the bride thanks her and returns to her husband. Mary waves to Jesus who crosses the room and joins his mother.
MARY
Son, they have run out of wine!
JESUS
Why are you telling me this?
MARY
Ever since your father died, I have relied on you to care for me. You have never failed to find food or drink. You have made a good living as a carpenter. My friend needs our help.
(a tear forms in her eye)
JESUS
You know what this means, mother? Once it begins, it won't stop. Are you ready now?
(softly)
It had to begin sometime, mother.
A terrible look of horror appears on Mary's face as she nods. She calls for a servant who is wearing the green sash and says in tears
MARY
Go do what he says, he is in charge now.
Jesus looks at his mother and smiles
JESUS
Do not suffer, mother, I have come for love not pain. Believe in me now.
The servant wearing a new green sash accompanies Jesus who fills three very tall containers with water.
SERVANT
This is a great time for you to become public. Many will write about this event telling the story the way they want. Few will remember your words now.
JESUS
What am I to say?
SERVANT
Just listen and repeat out loud what we have been doing silently for years.
SERVANT AND JESUS TOGETHER
We thank you Father, who knows no lack.
He brings the wine to his mother.
JESUS
I will never leave you. I will sing in your heart throughout this mission which has begun today. You will be guided by my love now just as I was guided by yours as a child.
He smiles at her and pulls her back on the dance floor. He whispers in her ear as the new wine is being served by the Servant to each person in attendance. As they drink the wine they each notice Jesus for the first time. Everyone is staring at Jesus and the Servant. They join Mary and become an array of flowers.
JESUS (V.O.)
I am so glad to get to work.
Coming from the flowers heard by everyone in the room.
SERVANT (V.O.)
Your time of confusion and suffering is about to end. As you listen to him and you will hear me. We have come that you may be one with us, just as you are now.
FADE OUT:
EXT. THE RIVER JORDAN
The adult Jesus is standing naked in the stream and so is John the Baptizer. There is no one else there. It's a windy morning. The Jesus theme music begins to play softly. A green string of light crosses over the sky.
ADULT JESUS
(thinking)

Will Judaism grow today? Will the chosen people of God recognize that everyone is chosen? Will war and all forms of violence end today or will man continue to run from me?
ADULT JESUS
I am ready to begin my ministry. Please do the purification ritual.
JOHN THE BAPTIZER
Who am I to purify you?
ADULT JESUS
You are the son of God, my brother John.
JOHN THE BAPTIZER
But it is you that the prophets have written about. You're the messiah.
ADULT JESUS
So I have come to fulfill their words but without you I am a failure before I begin.
JOHN THE BAPTIZER
I don't understand.
ADULT JESUS
Pour the water.
While pouring the water over Jesus, the clouds open up and there is great thunder and rain. The dry countryside is drenched with soft water. We see the green light broaden until it fills the horizon.
JOHN THE BAPTIST
You probably think if anyone knows what is going on it would be me because I don’t live in a house; because I survive somehow in the desert. I can only tell you one thing: by not knowing what to do you are able to hear the Voice that speaks for God in our minds. I can encourage you. That’s the reason I was born. You have already succeeded for you have come into this world to teach that all mankind is the son of God. All of creation is of the great All that we call father. Don’t let the doubts that rise up in our minds distract you. Just continue to not know and you will be guided.
JIM HOME.
Sitting next to Gabriel on a rock in the water
So...Jesus Didn’t know!
GABRIEL
Of course not. He’s in a body. He must deal with perception just like you.
JIM
But he seems so sure, so matter of fact in declaring himself the Son of God!
GABRIEL
It is you who is so sure. Its easy to believe in Jesus but hard to believe in yourself and even harder to believe in others unless they are superstars attracting your attention. He’s just willing to listen and believe. You can do the same thing.
At this point we see an old man dancing in the far distance. He is clearly seen as fire-red on the green horizon. They both look at Him and smile at each other.

THE RED FIGURE OF THE OLD MAN GROWS IN SIZE COVERING UP MORE AND MORE OF THE GREEN CLOUD UNTIL THE ENTIRE SCREEN IS RED WHICH GIVES WAY GREEN HILLY COUNTRY
EXT. A GRASSY HILL
Jesus is seated on a rock on the grassy hill where there are hundreds of people just below. He has a group of assistants who are trying to settle the people down but to no avail as chaos seems to rule. Jesus stands up on the rock and the crowd simultaneously sits down quietly. We hear only the breeze blowing until Jesus speaks at which time there is complete silence except his voice inside the minds of the men and women in attendance. They are not afraid of the telepathy.
(The Voice of Jesus is clearly heard without interference)
ADULT JESUS
I have come to give you life and give it abundantly. I know life is difficult and you sometimes want to give up but if you Choose to live is spite of the seeming difficulty at hand then you will be guided how to do so in perfect peace and joy. I can see your confusion about who you are. Some of you think that you are failures, good for nothing while others think the other way and see themselves as superior to others but none of this is true. Your real worth and value has been given you by God. I will show you the value in choosing to live. And I promise it will be fulfilling. Follow me and your pain will end and your meaning will grow clearer. But if you continue to run in shame and guilt then you will continue to be in needless pain. Believe me when I say that you were never alone and you are loved by the father. You have hurt yourselves and each other but you have never hurt God. You have always been innocent in His eyes.
The breeze blows again as Jesus pauses. No one speaks only the breeze. There is a thin line of green over the entire horizon.
ADULT JESUS
You have heard it said that our Father demands sacrifice for your sins. I tell you most respectfully: you can only sin against yourself and each other; you cannot not sin against the almighty. He does not want sacrifice, only love. Share everything you have and lack will change into abundance, fear into trust, and war into peace. You must give life to have it. If you will love your brother you will love me and know me. If you ignore him you ignore me.
Again a pause while the breeze blows in the silence. We see the Fire Red Old Man dancing in a distance behind the crowd atop the thin green line.
ADULT JESUS
You do fear each other and it is this that you must forgive. Our Father awaits your forgiveness for one another but it must include everyone. It's easy to forgive the one who is sorry and trying to make amends to you. He has forgiven himself and needs no forgiveness from you. I am speaking about the thief in the night who takes your cattle and is gone from your sight. I refer to the man who steals your wife and tries to eliminate you. I am talking about the slave drivers who come and murder your father and mothers and put you into slavery.
Jesus points down the hill at Jerusalem and the breeze begins to blow green particles of dust upon them all.
ADULT JESUS
Look I know how we have been in slavery our whole life but that has been the slavery of attachment to this world. We have fought and killed others for lands that don't belong to anyone. We know we are the chosen people of God but chosen for what? We have failed to accept all peoples at our table with God. We have puffed ourselves up to be better than our brothers and have been slaughtered in the process. It is time for the killing to end and for peace and joy to begin. This is my calling. I will begin our salvation but you must complete it. If you hold a grievance against anyone you hold it against me. Our journey back home is to the Father in heaven not to a desert or an oasis. The land of milk and honey you have heard about and yearn for is heaven. Our father awaits our return but he will have none of us until he has all of us. I am ready now to begin our journey home.
Raising his voice in a crescendo with the green particles now falling as heavy snow flakes.
ADULT JESUS
Are you coming with me? Are you ready to give this world up to have eternal life, peace and joy?
Are you ready to embrace believers of all kinds as well as those who do not believe? Are you ready to speak of a loving God who does not forgive because he is in charge and always has been? Are you ready to forgive yourselves and see the Son of Man? Are you ready to take your brothers hand and come home with me?
There is one man in the crowd that is totally taken by what he has heard. And he begins to respond to Jesus in his mind.
JUDAS
(telepathically)
I will help you. I can feel in my bones. This is what I was born to do. I don’t even know you and I am ready to risk my life for you. I know powerful people but you have them all at a disadvantage. They won’t like what you are saying.
JESUS
I know Judas. That is why our goal is heaven not something in this world. I appreciate your willingness especially in light of everything your have already acquired.
JUDAS
That’s pretty cool that you know my name.
JESUS
We will become great friends. My faith and your worldly experience will go together well.
The men lock eyes with each other and begin to shake the heads in agreement. Smiles grow on their faces.
The crowd rises to its feat chanting Messiah, Messiah. Jesus steps down and begins the journey to Jerusalem. A Red Dove flies overheard following the green line that now points directly at the great city in the dessert. We see the footprints in the sand as they march to the city. Still sitting on the grass that has now been vacated by everyone else is Jim and Gabriel.
GABRIEL
You’ve been quiet Jim.
JIM
I am a little bit in awe at the whole thing. The communication between Jesus and Judas was amazing and the crowd all listening within their minds was something else.
GABRIEL
Communication is our whole purpose. It’s the only way to peace and joy. We either stop and respect each other or waste time trying to figure it out on our own.
JIM
Why the telepathy?
GABRIEL
All reality exists in the mind, the great mind of God. When your not wandering around you can hear what’s going on, with everyone.
JIM
Amazing.
GABRIEL
Actually what is amazing is your journey away from communication into fear. Communication is natural.
JIM
Why is there fear?
GABRIEL
Fear doesn’t actually exist. It occurs within your mind when you wander away from the voice of love. Love is all there actually is. God created only out of love.
JIM
Why did we wander away from what is so nourishing?
HOLY SPIRIT
Remember, what God created was deemed good, and it is. God looked to his Son to accept his creation. You have a choice: to accept and enjoy it or to look for what else there may be.
JIM
Is there anything else?
HOLY SPIRIT
Everything you have found is changeable and fleeting. It has no lasting value. No there really isn’t anything else. God will wait until every man and women accepts this as true.
JIM
Is that why God is said to have punished us; because we have not accepted what he has created yet?
HOLY SPIRIT
God doesn’t punish, you punish each other.
JIM
What about the final judgment?
GABRIEL
Judgment is one of the things mankind has made. God already knows that what he created is good, so there is no need to judge.
JIM
No judgment, only accepting what God has created. That doesn’t seem to be to hard.
GABRIEL
Yes, you got it and so will all of creation. The Son of God can love what God created and with the voice for love inside you, co-create with God.
JIM
What is co-create?
GABRIEL
Remember God is love and so are all of his creations. You co-create when you love yourself, your fellow man, God and His creations. To co-create is to think with God who only loves.
JIM
What are God’s creations?
GABRIEL
That which is eternal and unchangeable are God’s creations. You will understand better the closer you get to home.
JIM
Home?
HOLY SPIRIT
Yes, home, the place God has prepared for you when you grow tired of wandering and are ready to return to his loving arms.
JIM
How do we get there?


GABRIEL
Your on the beginning of the journey with your brother Jesus. He came to lead you home.
JIM
Pardon me, but how does he know the way home and if you don’t mind, where is home?
GABRIEL
The Voice for God is telling him the way and he is listening. You could be listening in on it just as you heard Jesus talk to Judas a moment ago.
JIM
I guess so. And where are we going? Where is home?
GABRIEL
Home is heaven, knowledge, joy, peace ... the mind of God.
JIM
We are going to the mind of God?
GABRIEL
Yes. You never really left. It’s that acceptance thing we just talked about. Jesus came because you and all of creation are ready to come home. Try not to get too worried about that mind of God thing. You are not ready to understand it yet.
JIM
Let me guess, it gets clearer the closer we are to accepting God?
GABRIEL
You got it.

We see countless feet in the sand which turns into cobblestone. The journey ends in front of a small tent on the edge of the street..
EXT. THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM: THE GATHERING OF THE DISCIPLES AT JESUS’ HOME INSIDE MARY’S TENT -- MORNING
MARY
Who are you people? What are you doing in my humble home?
JUDAS
We heard his words and felt something in our hearts. We walked through the streets and knew this was our home.
MARY
Whose words? What are you talking about?
(at that moment Jesus appears in the doorway)
MARY
Jesus! You’re home! I am so happy. Come, let me feed you.
Jesus embraces his mother and then turns and acknowledges Judas and a couple of other strange men.
JESUS
Mother! It is good to be home. These are my brothers. They will care for you now and for the rest of your time.
MARY
Son, can I talk with you alone for a minute?
JESUS
My brothers, make yourselves at home while I talk with my mother.
Jesus takes Mary by the hand out of the tent by its back flap. They step into a common ares shared by all the tent dwellers who are staked out all the way around this square cobble stone area. There is one large tree providing shade over a table and chairs. There is a well and a laundry stone slab that no one is using at the moment. They go to the table and sit down.
JESUS
I know it must seem awfully confusing to you mother but we are no longer just living our lives. You knew this when you and Joseph came to Bethlehem before I was born. You obeyed the voice in you then just as I must obey it now.
MARY
Jesus stays seated while Mary gets up and begins pacing nervously around him.

I want to help you. That is all I have ever wanted ever since the angel came and told me about you. But how can I help if I don't know what is going on? Where were you for the last week? Who are these men? How am I going to feed them all?
A red bug with a green strip falls from a tree branch landing on her shoulder as Jesus speaks.
JESUS
God will provide. Mother, when we worry, we aren't letting God speak. I don’t know what’s happening from one moment to the next but the voice you taught me to listen to does. I know that you trust in our Father's love. He does not want us to suffer and will manage everything in our life if we let him. You know when you have followed his voice peace has always followed. When we choose to believe in that voice and follow it we receive joy. Stay joyful for me and you will always be the mother I truly need.
The bug flies off her shoulder leaving a green cord that Jesus finds and uses to tie around his mother’s hair.
MARY
Thank you son, I sense now that my part is to be the keeper of the truth as you create ideas. Together we will discover the plan God has for us. I love you and can support you. Thank you for trusting me. You have always shown me the way.
JESUS
In Yahweh we trust. I am your son, who has no idea what will happen next. I promise you that I will listen and share with you ideas that will lead to our Father.
They hug each other for a few seconds before returning to the tent. The red bug is hovering over the tent where Jesus and Mary re-enter.
MARY
So what are your names and where have you come from?
Sitting among the strangers are Jim and Gabriel whispering to each other.
JIM
So they didn’t know.
GABRIEL
No different at anytime or with anyone.
JIM
It’s entirely a faith walk.
GABRIEL
I encourage you to listen and believe in yourself.
JIM
You mean believe in the voice within?
GABRIEL
In reality you and that voice are one not separate as you sense it now. It Will get easier the more you practice being mindful.
EXT. JESUS WALKS ON WATER -- DUSK
Peter and some of the apostles are walking home and hopeful of meeting Jesus there when slowly an idea forms among them.
PETER
I am so tired. What a day! I was on the water at sunrise and fished until noon, Nothing all morning, And to top it all off I couldn't find Jesus anywhere this afternoon. What about you Matthew?
MATTHEW
I was looking for him too. He had promised to show me how we could obey the authorities and still follow him. I am so confused right now I feel like leaving town but I just can't feel good about it, no matter how much I want to leave.
SOME OTHERS
We're new to this movement and want to learn more or we are leaving too.
PETER
I have an idea...
Before he can finish his sentence, Matthew does.
MATTHEW
Let's go for a boat ride!
SOME OTHERS
It will be dark soon, are you two crazy?
PETER
I know it sounds crazy but I feel like he is calling us.
MATTHEW
No doubt about it. He is.
SOME OTHERS
It's dangerous to go out there in the dark, how will we know if the weather is safe or not in the dark?
PETER
Look, you said you wanted to know more, well this is the way.. His way. Anyway, He is our safety nothing else.
MATTHEW
It only appears to be a steep price but actually nothing is asked ofus except trust in Him. Come on, join us.
(to the others)
They make a sharp right turn and skip down the walk way to the boats. They have all been put away for the night except one small boat that neatly accommodates all six of them. They push out to the big lake as the sun is going down. We hear only the rowing in the water as their dull Green boat becomes clearer and shinier as they move out to the center of the lake. They grow tired of rowing and stop for a moment drifting in the quiet. We can begin to hear the wind pick up.
PETER
Well Matthew; its getting late. I don't know why we both we went out here?
MATTHEW
It was
(feeling rather stupid)
to meet Jesus.
The wind is really picking up strength and rocking the boat pretty violently.
PETER
Let's head back its really getting bad out here.
Just as he said these words the wind picked up the boat and slammed it down on the water scaring all of them.
PETER
Jesus, help us!
SOME OTHERS
Why are you calling to Jesus, he's not out there!
The storm grows in strength and they all realize that they have no control over the boat so they bring in the oars and hold on tightly to the side of the boat keeping themselves in and preventing the waves from throwing them into the sea.
MATTHEW
He's the only one who can save us now!
SOME OTHERS
Why did you two idiots drag us out here? We’re all going to drown in this storm. Look the boat is alreay half full of water. And you two are calling on Jesus. Help us bail for God’s sake!
We see the bilge of the boat full of water. All of their feet are submerged in water. It doesn’t look like they can keep the water out faster than the waves filling it. A look of terror is on Peter’s face when suddenly a spotlight appears on the waves about fifty yards away. They stare at it and Jesus appears on the water.

JESUS
Let there be calm!
And the storm immediately obeys him leaving him standing in what appears to be puddle in the middle of the lake. He looks at them in the boat and says
JESUS
Peace be to you.
SOME OTHERS
Is this Jesus?
MATTHEW
Yes, it is the master of nature and man.
JESUS
Do not think that I have any power that you too could not exercise. You only have to believe and listen to the Teacher.
PETER
(feeling quit relieved)
No way. You are the man who is God not us.
JESUS
Peter, come out here!
Peter looks at Matthew who doesn't know what to say. But one of the others spontaneously encourages Peter in a voice that almost sounds like a command.
ONE OF THE OTHERS
He's calling you, you better obey. The storm did so you better too.
Almost as if he were in a trance, Peter rises up and steps sheepishly out of the boat and immediately begins to walk almost running on the water toward Jesus.
JESUS
You too, Peter, must learn to command nature and man. The power comes from within you. It was given before time ever began. It was given to do our will with God’s will. When you think I am special you are putting yourself down. When you try to worship me you are putting distance between us. I am you and you are me. Remember this Peter and your confusion will lift.
PETER
Your will and God's?
JESUS
My will and your will Peter is at one with God’s. His voice guides us to this one will just as you were guided to come out here tonight. His voice is heard within whenever you are willing.
PETER
What if I don't will it, what if it is only your will?
JESUS
Then...
Jesus points to the water and Peter slowly begins to sink.
JESUS
You must will with God for this power to be made manifest. Do you will it Peter?
PETER
I do,I do.
As soon as his words are spoken he rises back to the surface.
JESUS
The will of Christ is the will of God and all of nature will obey.
The focus is on Jesus as the boat returns to shore. It is only a few yards from the mooring when Peter returns to his seat.
SOME OTHERS
How did you do that?
PETER
We did it.
Matthew and Peter leave together when the boat reaches the shore. They instruct the others to take care of the boat and wish them good night. They head toward the home Jesus is staying at. Matthew tells Peter he has some work to do and they part as Peter continues to town center where he finds Jesus waiting for him. They are alone
EXT. JESUS GIVES INSTRUCTIONS TO PETER -GREEN LITE DUSK
JESUS

I know you have had a difficult time with me. Nothing seems to be the way you thought it might go. I want you to know that your best work will come after you understand what this is. For now, just understand one thing: I am a teacher not a leader.
PETER
What’s the difference?
They both sit down on a long bench built to accommodate the morning crowd. They look up into the new night sky and notice the moonlight is green. They stare in silence for a moment, until Jesus looks directly at Peter who is still looking upwards.
JESUS

When you have learned that this world has no value for you then you will stop asking me to be the leader that puts our people in charge of it. Listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, she will keep you from the temptation of living for this world. You will battle fear when they come for me and later when they come after you. Listen to God's voice inside of you not your fears and you will not suffer. There are no enemies, no one to run from, when you enjoy the comfort of the Holy Spirit
PETER
Is this why you are letting them win? There are many who want to follow you. I will, so will the others.
JESUS

If you understood then maybe you would follow our will instead of fear’s idea. The Romans are our brothers not our rulers. The high priest and the Sanhedrin are not aware of who I really am or for that matter, who they are. But as fear stands now, you won't follow but betray. That is why I called you out of the boat, for you to see there was nothing to fear. But you prefer me to be your leader because you have not learned yet we have only one leader and that is the Voice for God inside you. I don't expect anything from you. Some day soon, you will stop running away from what I am trying to teach you.
PETER
How can you say that. Haven't I given up everything to follow you? I was a successful fisherman, making a good living, and dropped it all to follow you; and now you say I will run?
JESUS

I appreciate everything you have done Peter. You are a strong man and a great leader, but this isn't the beginning of any new state, or anything else. This world is not the kingdom our Father created. It is a world of illusions coming from fear. We are all so afraid of our Father. Its ironic since he only wants to love us. There is no punishment from God as there is no offense. God offers us correction so we might experience joy and peace.
PETER
What's an illusion?
Jesus gets up and walks a few feet and grabs a branch fallen from a small palm tree. He turns and faces Peter wgo is still seated on his bench.
JESUS
An illusion is something that seems real but isn't. This branch was once part of this tree, Now its fallen to the ground no longer a part of anything. Anything that changes is illusion: the branch, the tree, the sky, this world.
PETER
I don't get it. Either something is or it isn't.
JESUS
You will see what I mean in a little while, Peter. You will eventually understand everything and will prove yourself a courageous man to everyone. You will help many to understand and believe. Your greatness is assured Peter, trust me.
PETER
I do, I just wish I understood it better.
Jesus is staring into Peter’s eyes and Peter is looking right at him but not into Him - past him into the future where we see the arrest of Jesus and then his own arrest. The light is Green everywhere.


INT. THE TEMPLE AND THE HIGH PRIESTS ARE DISCUSSING SOMETHING IMPORTANT. WE MEET EACH FACE AND SEE THE FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS UPON IT. WE HEAR NO WORDS EXCEPT THOSE OF JESUS OUTSIDE-- EVENING
JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS APPROACH THE TEMPLE. SITTING IN A PILE OF ROBS OUTSIDE IN THE STREET IS THE OLD MAN. HE IS VERY TALL AND THE GREEN SASH IS AROUND HIS WAIST. HE IS STANDING IN THE DOORWAY WITH HIS BACK TO THE INTERIOR FACING JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS
OLD MAN
Ah Religion...does It help?
People are milling around in the night aimlessly in the dark. On a corner of the city street a dim light comes through a window where a couple are arguing about what to sacrifice at the temple tomorrow. The male voice is angry with the pleading female. We only hear them in the background as we listen to the old man continue
It must faces the fear of being poor too.
Jesus is staring right at the old man seeing through his words into his being while the followers are asking him why they are at the temple, suggesting that they ought to go home a little weary of running into the authoritarian religious leaders inside.
When it tries to preserve itself or sees enemies it is being guided by fear not me. This is when it is destructive. I will provide the correction to all the doctrine of all the religions, philosophies, and sciences known to man. If you turn away from fear you can hear my voice.
Jesus says nothing and goes into the place in the temple where the priests are arguing and stands among them. He looks like one of them. It looks like they might consult with him if they didn’t already know who he is. They jump back from him astounded that he is there. They see an average size man before them who removes his outer garment and standing with only candle light behind him offers to them their sign of peace. It was the same sign they offered to each other upon their initial gathering a year ago. It is their secret sign their code that allowed entrance to the room. When Jesus is done performing their ritual he smiles at them in a friendly manner. Outside on the street Jim and Michael have come out the milling people toward the temple a small distance from Jesus’ followers
JIM
When I was young I often debated who as right and which religion was the truth. Today it seems that we come upon the truth through sharing with each other, not dogmatic argumentative debate.
MICHAEL
It can only be dialogue if you are not afraid of each other. I you know that everyone is a are a winner then you can see that each of you has something to contribute. You will miss it if you’re afraid.
Inside Jesus steps toward them to give an embrace but they back away from him as if he is a ghost.
JESUS
You know guys, religious leaders have a lot to loose when something new happens.
The men look at each other in terrified confusion
JESUS
It's time for each of us to accept one another. This is the only way to see your divinity. You men have listened to what has been said about me. Do you believe in yourselves? It’s easy to believe in someone else but quite a different thing to see your own worth and purpose. Does your power or wealth make you afraid that I will steal something from you? It's easy for the poor to enter heaven they have nothing to loose, but its quite a different story with the powerful and rich. There is so much attachment. The more you think you have the harder you try to hold on to the illusion even though you know in the end it all slips away. That must be what all the confusion and fear is about.
s he steps into the temple
CAIPHAS
(in an angry, loud, intimidating voice)
Who are you to interrupt our work?
JESUS
I am Jesus, your brother.
CAIPHAS
(in a patronizing voice)
Are you a Jew looking for a blessing?
JESUS
(calmly but assertively)
Sure, I am happy to receive your blessing. I come to give you a blessing too.
CAIPHAS
(in a rage)
Are you, a man in rags telling me your most high priest, that you are equal to me?
JESUS
Yes we all are equal as children of our God. Our position in the world is different but our worth and purpose is the same. I am here to tell you that we are the Messiah the very same Messiah the prophets spoke about. We are here to lead all mankind, Jews and non Jews out of the slavery of illusion and into the kingdom of God.
CAIPHAS
You are a crazy man. We search the scriptures to learn of the son of God and you're telling me that you are the Messiah.
the other priests in attendance nervously laugh with him at Jesus
CAIPHAS
Get him out of here, we have work to do.
As they get up to remove Jesus they are unable to move. The tall man from outside the temple has joined Jesus and is standing between Jesus and the priests.
OLD MAN
Yes, he is the son of God but so are you. There is nothing to fear. There will be great abundance and power for all to share in.
CAIPHAS
(seeming to calm down)
Let me see if I understand what you are saying. You’re telling me that all of us are the son of god. You probably want to include the slaves and the gentiles, even the Romans who occupy our city.
JESUS
Yes, that is right. I am the Messiah because I have come to man to bring him back into awareness of who we all are. You are the Messiah because you can tell every Jew. It has been given to you to end violence now. Will you do so?
We see the pages of the Torah going through Caiphas’ mind and a great clarity coming over him as he recounts the creation story in his mind.
CAIPHAS
Amazing! I have been chosen!
OLD MAN
Yes, you have.
CAIPHAS
I will be remembered forever in the history of mankind!
JESUS
Yes, the question is for what? God Loves everyone of us not because of what we have done but because of what he created and what we have accepted.
Jesus smiles and the men are released to throw him out of the temple but he lands on his feet facing his apostles. Inside the temple Caiphas tells the others.
CAIPHAS
We have only one problem.
Outside he temple Jesus instructs Peter.
PETER
Forget them. Don't even bother with them Jesus. They only want to start trouble. We accept you, we will follow you, you don’t need them.
JESUS
I have come for everyone not just those who love me. If you reject these, you reject yourself and me.
Peter looks completely confused. Jesus’ words have taken the wind out of his sails. He looks at Jesus for an explanation.
JESUS
You can’t begin to understand as long as you are judging who is right or important. Everyone is.

PETER
I don’t get it. These men inside will stop you, kill you if they have to. You’re not the first...
Jesus silences Peter gently.
JESUS
Peter, do you remember our walk on the lake? How exciting it was until you thought about what we were doing?
PETER
Yes, I really didn't know what was wrong. It was as if the water held me up at one moment and then swallowed me up at the next.
JESUS
When we do what God wants, so do the laws of nature. The laws of eternity are not bound by time or space. Peter, we are thoughts in the mind of God. These men are our brothers. We will not return home without them.
THE SCREEN BECOMES A BEAUTIFUL BLUE AND WE HEAR A HEARTBEAT GROW FAINTER AND FAINTER, A RUSH OF AIR REPLACES THE HEARTBEAT AND THEN TOTAL SILENCE WITH THE SCREEN TURNING BRIGHT WHITE, WITH GOLDEN EAGLES FLYING FREELY. JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS SLOWLY FADE BACK INTO THE JERUSALEM STREET
PETER
What was that Jesus?
JESUS
You were listening to me and believing and you experienced your reality for an instant. Were you afraid?
PETER
No, it was peaceful and enjoyable.
(the others seemed to be in agreement)
JESUS
You can have that experience anytime you like if you just remember who you really are: a thought of love in the loving mind of God.
Jesus leaves them behind by disappearing into the night
EXT. A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WITH HIGH BLOOMING GREEN FLOWERS DROOPING OVER THE WALKWAY-THE SUN IS SHINNING ORANGE JESUS AND MARY TAKE COVER UNDER THE FLOWERS - THEY ARE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER
Mary Magdalene is loving and longing when she meets Jesus. We see her very ample cleavage as shw kisses his hand. They sit on a bench under a tree.
JESUS
(with a smile on his face)
Mary I need your help with something.
Mary looks up at Jesus happily and fully attentive.

I want you to be the silent leader of our little community. They all adore you and will do whatever you ask. Ask them all to give whatever they have to Judas. He will organize the community. You can rely on him to serve as steward and all of your needs will be met. He will obey you I have asked hum to do so. He admires you as a woman and a business leader. He respects your intelligence and street smarts. And most importantly, he trusts you as I do.
MARY MAGDALENE
I will do my best. Jesus, I need to speak with you about something else..
(Jesus can see the look in her eye)


MARY MAGDALE
I will give everything I have to serve you. I want to care for you. I love you.
JESUS
I know you do.
(he embraces her and holds her lovingly as he speaks)
JESUS
I love you too Mary.
(a smile forms on her face and he gently kisses her)
JESUS
There is something you should know.
MARY MAGDALENE
You don't have to tell me Jesus, I see the women and the men yearning for you. I know I am not the only one. One of the men has already told me he is in love with you.
JESUS
I will wait for John to tell me how he feels just as I have waited for you Mary.
MARY MAGDALENE
You've known all along?
JESUS
I haven't known but God has, just as he knows what we will do next and how everything will come out.
MARY MAGDALENE
I am afraid of that. You are saying things that are already upsetting the authorities. The pharisees avoid you and Caiphas threw you out of the temple. Who is going to protect you when the Romans get wind of what you are saying. It sounds like rebellion and they are cruel to anyone with a voice of dissent. Please leave this area and start a church in Egypt with me and all the others who will gladly follow you anywhere you lead us.
JESUS
Mary, I am not a leader. I am a teacher, a priest, a prophet, if you will; but please don't see me as your leader. That is why I asked you to cooperate with Judas, There are enough religions in the world. The Essenes need my support not betrayal. I am a Jew, so are you. Abraham received the word from God that we were to proclaim that mankind is chosen by God to be his holy people. If the Romans knew that they are chosen and loved by God, they would not be cruel to us their brothers and sisters.
MARY MAGDALENE
But they don't know that and neither do I, that's the problem. I am afraid there will be bloodshed and that you will be hurt.
JESUS
Our mistake was to think that we the people of Abraham were better than non Jews. It was our own pride that got in the way of God’s message to his people, all of his people. We have made ourselves religiously superior and that is why they hate us. Everyone needs to know their intrinsic value to our Father. Superiority must give way to inclusiveness. We are all brothers and sisters not because we are Jews but because we are God’s creation. It is this message that we have failed to preach. It is my task to help all of mankind to know. I was sent to teach and show the way. Do you know, Mary that you are the daughter of God? You think of me as special
(a timid look falls on her face as she shakes her head yes)
But I am not any more, or less, than you or any other man. What you think of me is a dream that is not true but more in line with what you want to believe.
MARY MAGDALENE
What do you mean? I thought you just said that you love me.
JESUS
Yes I do love you more than you realize but I am not in love with you. Being in love is the dream of special-ness. Everyone is unique and essential, not special. I hope my love for you will lead you to love everyone the way you love me. More than that, Mary. Our earthly being is not our spiritual being. God is incomplete without us. He needs us to be complete. We are his extension. Everything he has we have. All power and glory is given to us, if we would just believe who we really are.
MARY MAGDALENE
I don't understand what you mean by extension. We have been told that God is above and we are below and that someday we will return to him in heaven. Is that what you mean? Why do you call us God's extension?
The green flowers above them are lifted by a gentle breeze.
JESUS
The day has come, it is now; that we are to return to heaven, not by dying but by living and living fully. God is within us and in all of reality. I have come to make a simple correction to what we have been told: we are not nor have we ever been separate from God. Our father would never agree to such a thing. He does let us think. We can think with Him and all things are clear or we can imagine in our minds that we are separate from him. This little wandering of our minds is the source of all pain and suffering. It is why we think that we are separate from each other. It's the reason I am physically aroused by you. But it is the same reason why when two people become one flesh they can get lost in a special relationship that excludes God and everyone else. This doesn’t have to happen but it often does. It will not happen with us. If we were to remember that we are linked and at one with our creator, we would experience an even greater union than what our bodies can produce. A union that will never be broken once we experience it, a union of love not in love. As above so it is below.
MARY MAGDALENE
Will you love me Jesus?
JESUS
I have come to love you, Mary and all of creation.
MARY MAGDALENE
Love me now Jesus.
JESUS
Look at me and see the face of God.
(silence outside their minds as the dialogue continues within their minds)
JESUS
Let go of your fears Mary and become one with the mind of God.
She reaches to remove his robes and he offers no resistance but does not touch her. She drops her clothing to the floor and there they are naked with each other.
MARY MAGDALENE
I am ready Jesus
JESUS
You are very beautiful Mary.
They both slowly begin to reflect a ray of light growing brighter from each of them outward. Every character in the movie is visited by this light and is consumed in it until there is only the light.
The sun is now setting behind Jesus and Mary who are standing naked in front of the setting sun.
MARY MAGDALENE
What was that, Jesus!
They both begin dressing as Jesus explains.
JESUS
God's will being done, you and I becoming One. The more we can accept our bodies, the better able are we to communicate with each other. This is how we transcend our physical selves. The closer we came to our climax the more at one with the universe we became. Very fulfilling, don't you think?
MARY MAGDALENE
It was unbelievable. I've never been that close to anyone before.
JESUS
We went through each other to the rest of creation. That is the proper function of any two people coming together.
MARY MAGDALENE
It was better than sex.
JESUS
It is what sex is meant to be. Most people get all caught up with the body parts and miss the real opportunity for union. Thanks Mary for being with me.
She wanders off thinking and Jesus looks at her with his widest smile. Jesus walks off into the barren desert and sees all kinds of images: people from all over the earth, beings from other planets and solar systems. In each case he is the being he is watching.
JIM
What you are experiencing Jesus?
JESUS
That others only appear as others if I choose to think of them that way. They really are a reflection of my own mind as I am of yours and you of our Father.
JIM
Then there is no need for pain and the suffering. That is what comes from the belief in separation.

JESUS

As I complete my mission on earth it will appear to be one of great suffering. This is because people think of me as separate from themselves. That belief in separation is why people perceive me as suffering.
JIM
Didn’t you have to suffer for our sins?

JESUS
If we were truly separated that would be a good explanation for what is going to take place soon in my time and what you have been told in your time. But what if there is no separation? What if being born of the Holy Spirit kept from the illusion of separation. What if I was born realizing the unity of God’s creation?
JIM
Then you wouldn’t be a man but a God different from us.
JESUS
No, not a god like these romans have but the son of God. Here to be your savior not from sin but from the error of separation.
JIM
That’s not what I want. I guess that’s why i am here with you now. You have powerful abilities that some think make you a god. But if you are not then what are you. We don’t have these powers.

JESUS
I have come to teach you who I am and who you are. You have been taught about me separate from you. I want you to learn about me as you. Is Christ my last name? What is meant by the Christ, the anointed one? A Superstar or something else that includes you? This inclusion is what is so threatening to those clutching to their wealth or dominion over mankind. If you are the Christ along with me then there is no other authority except our loving father. It is the Father that has shared his power with me and you. But it cannot be understood in separation. I need you to be a little willing to think in inclusive terms.

JIM
I am willing, I think.
JESUS
You are, but not consistently yet. That’s why Gabriel is with you.
Standing in robes like Jesus’ is Gabriel smiling at Jim who is also standing in the garb of this time with Jesus smiling and shaking his head yes.
JIM
I was wondering who you are?
GABRIEL
I like you Jim. I am hoping to help you like yourself enough to listen and understand your brother Jesus.
JIM
Is that why you are called the Son of Man?
JESUS
Yes, I am the Son who has come to teach you that we together are the son of God.
GABRIEL
It’s the responsibility involved that overwhelms you Jim.



The more I can teach you to love yourself and by extension, everyone you meet, the more willing your will be for responsibility.

JESUS
I am taking the opportunities to teach that pain is not something to endure but a mistake that God’s Voice wants to correct. It’s a consequence of thinking that you can be attacked. That would certainly be true if there really was separation.

JIM
But it seems so real...separation that is.
Jim is beginning to show signs of confusion. He is beginning to realize that he doesn’t know what he thinks he knows.
JESUS
I understand your confusion Jim, its there for me too, if I want
If you were only a body that would be true. Most of us believe that we are only a body. We think God is a body and that we were made in that image. When we walked on the water and healed the blind and lame we were learning that we are whatever we want to be. There would have been no healing if that blind man didn’t want to be one with us. When Peter sank into the water it was because he allowed doubt to enter his mind. You can think of yourself as separate or realize the unity that we are. Remember this time when doubt tries to place itself in your mind. If you refuse to allow the doubt there will be no suffering.
The wind picks up blowing the leaves off their trees. Gabriel appears as the wind dies down to join the discussion.
JIM
Why have we always thought of Jesus as never engaging in sex?
GABRIEL
Only because of the guilt in thinking of sex as separation from others. The genital act by itself can support the notion of separation. Kinda ironic, don’t you think?
JIM
Very. What happened between you and Mary.
GABRIEL
They began with their bodies but did not limit themselves to that alone. You might remember the difference between when you had sex with someone you really didn’t know and the first time with someone you waited for. Your desire kept you willing to learn more about her. The more she felt your interest the more relaxed she became with you and the better she felt about herself.
JIM
There is no comparison. One was so meaningless, forced, not very enjoyable and over I might add, rather quickly. The other continues to be a new experience, better each time we are together.
JESUS
That’s because meaning is the key not who you are with. You might agree that more you are with someone the more you see who she really is. Your image of her is giving way to your discovery of her.
AS THE IMAGES BEGIN TO FADE WE RETURN TO A SETTING SUN. JOHN MEETS JESUS AS HE COMES OUT OF THE DESSERT. THEY ENTER JOHN'S TENT.
INT. JOHN WEEPS WITH JESUS AS HE REALIZES THE MISSION AT HAND IN THE SHADOWS OF THE TENT INTERIOR
JOHN THE APOSTLE
I know,
(he is sobbing)
That you are going to be leaving us. I know that you must die. I know that it is God's will for you to complete your mission in this world. So, please forgive me for what I must tell you. You know I left David the day I met you. You know that I haven't been able to leave your side. You know there isn't anything I wouldn't do for you, but please forgive me for not wanting you to die. I know we will always be together but I want you now. I want to love you. I am sorry for being so self centered when you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Jesus affirms him.
JOHN THE APOSTLE
I just can't let you go.
John bursts into deep sobbing.
JESUS
John, I have known for months that you are in love with me. I understand how painful that is. Please let me tell you about the gift you are about to receive.
JOHN THE APOSTLE
I am sorry Jesus, but the only gift I want is to be in your arms.
JESUS
Come!
Jesus motions John over to him with arms wide open. John snuggles up close to Jesus's beard and kisses him on the lips. Jesus kisses him back and squeezes his body which is almost lost in Jesus's big arms.
JESUS
Now let me tell you about the gift. Romantic love is a human experience that is temporal and severely limited. It causes pain, just as you are experiencing now because it is based on specialness, exclusion of others instead of inclusion. The good news is that our Father's Spirit can heal this pain by transforming the human experience into a divine experience. This is done when lovers help each other to accept others, especially those who you think have hurt you. So romantic love is used to heal other special relationships - those of hatred and resentment. The good feelings of acceptance that two lovers have for one another must be shared if that goodness is to continue. That is why children come into the picture. Remember you and David were going to let that young street boy, his name is Adam by the way, into your home. Remember the plans you and David had to start a family?
JOHN THE BAPTIST
Yea, but David had cold feet; he thought there wouldn’t be enough money.
JESUS
And that was the beginning of the end of your relationship with him. His jealousy of you and others filled him with pain. I want you to visit David after I leave.
JOHN THE BAPTIST
But...
He begins to cry again and Jesus interrupts
JESUS
John, you can remain my lover and suffer or you can be the apostle who loves me and find great joy.
JOHN THE APOSTLE
Help me to love you. I feel so guilty at making your life even harder by having to deal with an emotional Italian.
JESUS
With your willingness, John, something very wonderful can happen with our relationship. You can face fears with me. You can help me as much as I can help you.
JOHN THE APOSTLE
I don't understand Jesus.
JESUS
It' just a matter of trust. Every relationship comes down to that. If you will love me then I will be able to hold on to your love along with anyone else that chooses to love me. It is this love that I will need to keep the doubt from entering my mind, The transition from being in love with me to loving me is trust. Do you trust me John?
JOHN THE APOSTLE
I do. Even though I hardly know you, I do. I have never trusted anyone as I do you. It's weird how much I trust you.
JESUS
OK then, close your eyes.
FADE IN: Jesus removes his robes and then John's. He touches John's hand. We see the backs of their bodies uncovered.
John's song plays thunderously in the background as reality begins to change. They both slowly disappear as the ray of light grows out of them just as before with Mary. Everyone in creation appears. In the rush of humanity the two characters begin to reappear on screen.
John begins to walk back to his home naked and in a stupor. Jesus sees him while putting on his robe. He grabs John's robe which has turned green and runs after John. As he catches up to him they stare at each other for a moment until Jesus breaks the trance by helping John into his robe. Jesus gives him a kiss on the third eye and John joyfully rushes off into the sunset. Jesus walks toward a large lake and the sun begins to go down.
JIM
So Jesus was bisexual.
GABRIEL
Your way of assigning sexual identities only confuses you. When you learn to see sex as a spiritual inclusive event instead of a mere physical act you will no longer need judgments as to what people are. All of you are capable of loving everyone. Someday mankind will let lust be replaced with meaning and arousal with universal inclusion instead of a confusing event of who was special.
Jesus looks at the sky and remembers his dinner date with Judas at one of nicest restaurants in Jerusalem. He is able to walk quickly from the large lake that changes into the city of jerusalem.
INT. JESUS GIVES INSTRUCTIONS TO JUDAS -LATER THAT SAME NIGHT THEY MEET AT A FINE RESTAURANT AS JUDAS IS A MAN OF MEANS. HE IS TREATING JESUS TO A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN AND IS DRESSED TO THE HILT. JESUS IS WEARING A CLEAN WHITE ROBE WITH A GREEN COLLAR
JUDAS
Thanks for cleaning up and wearing something nice tonight, brother.
JESUS
Mary found this rob in her house. Some wealthy fellow left it after seeing her for a session.
JUDAS
I don't know why you bother with her when you could have any woman in town. You know that don’t you?
Jesus doesn’t seem to be listening as he is deep in thought.

You look good and that's all that's important. Are you hungry?
JESUS
I am but there is something I want to discuss with you first.
JUDAS
Sure, what's up?
JESUS
I have a big request to make from you Jude.
JUDAS
It must be serious, cause you're calling me by that name again. I know the voice you are using too - it's that pleading, I hate to ask you voice. But that's ok because your my bro and I would give you my life if you asked me.
JESUS
That's just it. I want to turn mine over to you.
Judas looks very serious and uncomfortable and grabs for his wine goblet and drains it. He order more while they talk.
JUDAS
You know you wouldn't last an hour out there in the streets. Besides you're too good to run our games with the Romans. You know it gets rough sometimes and besides...
(Jesus interrupts him)
JESUS
I want you to turn me in.
Judas chokes on his wine and looks at Jesus with a wild glare.
JUDAS
What are talking about. Sure they're uncomfortable with you but not as much as those temple trappers are. The Romans don't want you and besides why would you want me to give you to them?
JESUS
It's a long story Jude. Let's leave it at...
Jesus drains his cup
its my mission.

Judas flairs into a rage
JUDAS
Not that dying on the cross shit again. I thought I had talked some sense into you about that. No one cares about a Messiah. No one even pays attention to those crackpots running the temple. I know you love the temple, you call it your father's house, the place for your Torah and all that religious crap. You respect all of it so much when they don't even give a dam. They don’t care enough to even listen to one word of yours. Don't tell me you've been talking with them again.
(Judas starts laughing nervously)
JUDAS
The last time you sat with them you could hear them cursing you all the way past the gate. And when the Romans got wind of it they became the butt of every joke from Roman guards to Pilot himself.
Judas notices Jesus isn't laughing and becomes worried. He pauses a moment to check Jesus out and sees him looking out the window.
JUDAS
You're serious aren't you? This is crazy...
Jesus interrupts again and grabs Judas’ arm tightly. It’s an act of pleading not anger but approaching fear.
JESUS
My time has come Jude.
JUDAS
For what!
The waiter brings a menu in a Green folder they order as they are talking consulting in and out of the folder.
JESUS
I came here to teach a lesson. There is meaning to life...
Judas interrupts Jesus by getting up from the table and throwing the menu on the floor. It turns to a blood red color.
JUDAS
Then why are you giving up yours. They will kill you, they are so embarrassed by what you do and what you say. They want you gone, out, dead!
Jesus pulls him back into his seat and when they are both sitting again grabs both of Judas’ hands.
JESUS
I know. It won't be them who execute me, it will be the Romans. They will manipulate Pilot into crucifying me. I have known this all my life and have prepared myself for it, but i need your help.
JUDAS
No! It's sick and I won't be a part of it.
He pulls his hands out of Jesus’ and wipes his mouth with the Green linen which turns to red when it hits the white table cloth.
JESUS
It would be sick if it were my will but its God's plan.
JUDAS
What kind of father do you believe in. You tell me your father is my father; that we are brothers; that he is the creator of the universe; that he loves us. This is not loving Jesus.
JESUS
I know you are a man of the world Jude. I love how honest you are about your life with me. I love to come around and relax with you. I can be myself with you. Please let me explain what is... and is not... to you.
“Peaceful” from Paul Avgerinos’ album “Gnosis” plays as a great wind with a light Green mist, comes into the restaurant but is not noticed by anyone except Jesus and Judas. The wind is forceful but nothing is disturbed at all. Jesus lifts his right index finger and the two of them lift up out of their chairs. They are traveling in mid air when Judas exclaims:
JUDAS
I love it when you do this shit, man. This is so out of sight. Where are we going? We haven't eaten yet!
The music continues as they travel out through the bay window into the moon light over the city of Jerusalem. They pause for a moment over the great Temple and Jesus points down at it and it disintegrates into a heap of sand. They continue to climb reaching out beyond the planet into the galaxy stopping at various temples on various planets with many different beings each disappears as Jesus points to them. They travel around planet earth and come to rest in a igloo (the cape of the igloo is Green) in the north pole. Modern day Inuits attend to their needs. They are warm and comfortable as the music ends.
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

I want you to know the secrets of creation my brother. The world we live in is not the perfection of creation our father in heaven created. It is a mess that man has made in wandering away from his Father. I have come to lead us home. It could never be done through the world man made nor the religions he has invented. It can be done only by letting go of the mess and accepting my guidance home. If religion is going to help, or any other cultural form it will lead to letting go of everything and becoming willing to be guided. These people as well as all of the natives in every part of the world understand this just like you my brother. You have not lost touch with our Father. You make your money and you give it away. You have always told me it that it needs to move from person to person. So it is with our life here in this world.
I must move through person after person until I am recognized by all. When everyone recognizes me we will all go home together. Man has made time and space and separation. I have come to bring back the memory of the Unity of Creation our Father established forever. Man thinks he is separated from God because he thinks his identity comes with his body. We are not bodies - watch and experience.
The wind comes gently and they switch into Amazon natives fishing on a Green river.
JESUS
Catch anything?
JUDAS
How did we get here?
JESUS
We aren't bodies.
JUDAS
Could we fly to that star up there?
(pointing at the moon)
The scene switches to the Apollo taking off from earth Judas is Sally Ride, Jesus is a flight engineer.
JUDAS
Wow!
The crew acknowledges her and she locks eyes with Jesus. The scene changes again and they are in a tepee in the pacific northwest.
JESUS
I always liked this way the best.
JUDAS
I see what you mean about the body.
The scene returns to Jerusalem at their table with the waiter bringing their meal.
JESUS
I thought you might be hungry when we finished our trip.
JUDAS
So time, space, body these are all things man made but God did not.
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

Yes, you can call him our Father if you like. I wanted to demonstrate to you these things so you might understand a little bit better.
JUDAS
Is it only you that can do those things that just happened?
JESUS
It is our Father that brings all power to us.
JUDAS
Us?
JESUS
Yes, to you to me and to everyone that wants to do his will. Most people are so afraid of our Father that they try to oppose Him.
JUDAS
Is that really possible?
JESUS
Of course not. We cannot oppose our Father anymore than we can ask the wind to start or stop. But the wind, the sea, all living things obey his will. If you ask the Father for his will for you it will be granted and Nature will obey our commands. Doing the will of the Father brings to us great peace and joy.
JUDAS
Like the journey we just took. It was more exciting than anything I have ever done in this world and I have done it all. But nothing compares to what you have just shown me.
JESUS
It's just the beginning. Turn your life over to him and you will see much more. You know the secrets now. You can do God's will.
JUDAS
Why does he want you to die on the cross? That's an awful way to go.
JESUS
I will give up this body on the cross but I will not die,nor will I suffer. Jude there is a point this world, where pain and suffering of all kind must come to an end. It is when we allow our human viewpoint to be releases and give ourselves to the vision within that is from God. The real gates of heaven are where pain and suffering end and the vision of eternal joy begins. I know your doubt about this. I share in it with you. But to be free of suffering you must refuse the doubt. Otherwise you will not be able to hear the Voice for God within you. That voice leads us from suffering no matter what the circumstances, even if they hang my body on a cross. I took you on that journey to show you what the mind is capable of. God does not want me to suffer for a second but He knows that is up to me, and you, for that matter. I will come back into the form of a body again and again so they realize I didn't die. The reason to use the cross and all that goes before and during it is simple. I will demonstrate even under the worst of conditions that attack is not possible. If you don't buy into the fear that is behind all attack you will not become afraid and forget who you really are in the mind of God. If you give into the fear you will identify with being a body and thus be choosing to suffer. I can see the suffering of the people, the High Priests, off Pilot, the hired crowd, and even in my own followers like Peter. The suffering of others is really their call for help. I will loxe those who fear me and hopefully not join their fear.
JUDAS
You mean you are going to let them attack you and not defend yourself?
JESUS
Not quite. They fear me and will try to destroy me. But I don't fear them, they too are my brothers, our Father's children. They will see and I hope all generations hence will begin to learn, just a little bit that attack can not take place unless you believe you are being attacked. Each step of the last useless journey will demonstrate that I do not see or experience an attack. I will cooperate with each step of the process and I will not experience any pain. That will blow a few minds.
JUDAS
Why do you call it the last useless journey?
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

Because all attack is an illusion. It is I who will whip and mock me. It is I who will drive nails into my flesh. Each person involved will feel my presence in their contribution to the lesson. There is no separation that is why I took you on the windy journey while our drinks were being served.
Judas takes a long drink from his wine goblet and whistles while he exhales. People in the restaurant stare at him for a moment and then return to their dinners.
JUDAS
So why am I involved. I mean what do you need me for?
JESUS
We are great friends, I am sharing a part in this lesson for you to perform. Your name will be known like mine for ages.
JUDAS
Yea, I'll be remembered in infamy as your betrayer.
JESUS
Only until the truth about you comes out. That will be in a different millennium, a few years after that rocket ride your were in. You will be honored and our brothers and sisters will soon be ready to head through those gates. We will start something that can not be stopped. The Messiah will bring salvation for all living creatures. We, Jude will be the start of something God wants: for every child, every creation of His to return to the heaven He created.
JUDAS
Why do you say start? It sounds like something will be completed when we do this thing.
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

It will not be completed until every man makes the choice you have made tonight.
JUDAS
And what's that?
JESUS
To help me.
The dinner goes well as we hear the Jesus theme music rise up and watch the silent video of two men having a great time at a restaurant until the early morning hours.
EXT. JESUS HEALS THE SICK -- MORNING THE GREEN GRASS IS SEEN EVERYWHERE
JESUS
Why are you poor, sick people following me?
It begins to dawn on Jesus that maybe he can help them. He motions them to sit down but they keep coming at him. It seems like they know if they can touch him they will be healed, Jesus is smothered with sick people. We can hardly see him there are so many.
JESUS
Father if it be your will, let them all be healed of their burden. It is too much for me.
We watch as each of them is transformed into whole and perfect beings,
JESUS
Give your father in Heaven praise and thanksgiving for it is He, not me, that has healed you. Give yourself praise as you have accepted his love and the healing of your fears.
But they praise Jesus instead and bow before him.
JESUS
It is easier for you to worship me because you can see me. Blessed be those who turn to our Father rather than a man. You will become sick again if you don't learn who He is.
They are not listening but continue to worship him as he walks away shaking his head no.
JIM
I know you want them to understand. I can help you with that desire. A time will come when everyone understands. You know that is God’s will, so eventually it will occur. When we complete our mission on earth we will bring this understanding to all living beings. As it is in heaven so shall it be on earth.
Jesus smiles at Jim and they embrace as Gabriel looks on
JIM
And do each of us now have a part to play in this divine plan?
JESUS
Yes, everyone, everywhere, throughout time. Many have been willing and some have refused. It’s just a matter of time before the plan is complete.
JIM
Is that what we call the end of the world?
JESUS
Right.
Jesus stops walking and feels the breeze. He places his arms out to catch it all and lets them fall back to his side. The sun is directly overhead. He continues to stand while the sun runs through its journey across the sky until it falls into the green horizon. As the stars come out to shine in the night we watch Jesus’s green eyes slowly shut.
INT. HIS EYES SLOWLY OPEN AND JESUS SEES THAT HE IS IN JUDAS’S CONFERENCE ROOM. IT IS MADE WITH MAHOGANY PANELING AND HAS A HUGE BAY WINDOW OVERLOOKING THE SEA OF GALILEE. HE IS MEETING WITH THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO FOLLOW AND LAYS OUT THE MISSION FOR ALL OF THEM TO PLAY -- MORNING
JESUS
I am very impressed with this turn out. I didn't expect so many to volunteer.
PETER
Sir, we are an oppressed people. People say you are the one we have been waiting for. I tried to explain that its true but that its not the kind of Messiah they are looking for.
JESUS
Yes,you’re right Peter. I am depending on you to get the message straight. James and Mary will answer any questions you might have after I am gone.
There’s a strong reaction to their words. The murmuring blocks out Jesus's words until he stops and stares at them all.
JESUS
Look, its not the way you think. It's not the way you want it.
Tears flow from his eyes

It is the way our heavenly Father wants it. Do you understand me?
JOHN THE APOSTLE
What do you mean? What is the way that God wants it?
They begin to murmur again. This time Jesus waits for them to settle down before continuing.
JESUS
This world is not my Father's kingdom. It is full of suffering and death. I have come to change that.
Before he can continue they break out into great cheers, chanting Hosanna. Jesus sees their need and continues to weep. John rushes forward and asks quietly
JOHN THE APOSTLE
Why are you weeping?
JESUS
I see the suffering of my people and what they want.
The Hosanna chant begins again. Suddenly a horse is heard from afar getting closer and closer until we see out the window a beautiful strong handsome man approach. Jesus leads them outside to greet his brother James. The crowd is afraid and becomes silent as the rider arrives, dismounts and calls Jesus over to him. They speak privately without the others hearing. We see the crowd becoming confused as we listen to Jesus and his brother James speak.
JAMES
So, you had to do it. Didn't we talk about this Jesus?
JESUS
I know you want to protect me. You have, my whole life, but this is different. This is the best way to begin the end. Its an end you can't protect me from, big brother. Its God's will and there is only confusion when you think you can have a will different from the Source. I love you James heal your anger.
JAMES
You present me with a no win situation: I lose my brother or I defy your God.
JESUS
He's your God too.
JAMES
I can't relate to this God that you speak of with such confidence.
JESUS
It's because you are afraid.
JAMES
And you're not? They will come for you and murder you! Doesn't that make you afraid?
JESUS
It would if this world and this body were all there is. When you pray it all changes.

Jesus becomes animated but it only frightens James more. He knows he is losing control over Jesus and is becoming confused. He doesn’t know what to do with his anger.

I urge you to let your anger turn to joy. Trust me for just one moment.

JAMES
I Have always trusted you. You are so innocent and good. People have taken your things, your wages, and you bless them! I have trusted but never understood you.
JESUS
Come pray with me, my brother.

The crowd joins him as Jesus sits on the ground and closes his eyes. James stands and stares at Jesus with his mouth ajar in frustration. It silences the murmuring crowd which becomes focused on James. James slowly closes his eyes and leads them all in an ancient Jewish chant The sun begins its descent over the tops of Green Trees. Time passes quickly.
JESUS
Open your eyes James and tell me what your saw.
JAMES
It was so beautiful and peaceful. There was such joy.
JESUS
It is where I am going and where, when your time is at hand, you will join me. For you and Mary will have the great responsibility to care for this community. Do not worry, James, their attacks are only the world's cry for love. There will be no pain or suffering for me or you no matter how much of it they think they are inflicting on us. Tell our mother and friends.
JAMES
Somehow I feel completely relieved even though I don’t understand. You were always good at helping anyone to relax. You want me to believe in you and so I will. You want me to lead and I will.
JESUS
No. Not in me but the one who sent me. The one that created the joy and peace you just experienced. Your leadership with the community will be as the keeper of the truth. The community will lead the way through time until all mankind is aware. Go now, you and Mary have work to do.
James walks through the crowd, mounts his horse and rides away. The crowd looks for Jesus but he’s gone from their sight. They each begin to realize the truth. They begin to understand as each returns to his home that there is a leader inside of them. They return to their companions speaking with inspiration and the companions all confirm, in every home, and in every part of the city that indeed there is mission for each of them to lead. All the members of every household gather to follow their leader. Streams of people are headed for the conference room.
LAST SUPPER THE CONFERENCE ROOM IS PREPARED FOR A MEAL
The room is small and they are a crowd. Jesus is sitting on the edge of table clear down on the end. It looks as if he was not going to stay. John begs him to move to the center of the table and Jesus finally sits down. They all take their places around him. The table linen is Green.
JESUS
Its late and I am so tired.
There isn't a sound in the room. Many look outside the window and see that the sun is just setting. They look confused and grow progressively more confused as he continues.
JESUS
I know you are cofused and really don't get it.
JUDAS
You're leaving us aren't you?
JESUS
Yes, I am glad you understand Judas.
JUDAS/HOLY SPIRIT
I know your spirit will remain with us and act as a guide. You have always told us it wouldn't be long before you go. I have had so much trouble accepting it but I think I get it. You have done so much to help me understand. You are trying to teach us all something. You want us to realize who we really are.
JESUS
Yes. There are many lessons that I will teach in the next few days.
He looks at each of them. His eye contact is powerful.
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

Attack can not happen when you realize who you really are.
Judas shakes his head in agreement the others look at him and Jesus as if they are teaching in a foreign language.
JESUS
The father and I and all of you are one. You made your bodies they weren’t created by our Father. They can be used to learn a most important lesson. We are all connected. When I am gone from this body you will still be able to hear me, if you choose. I will stop speaking out loud now so you might realize how easy it is to really hear me. You all will hear me in the One Mind that we share with the Creator.
The room becomes silent. We see in the eyes of everyone in room, starting with Jesus, that they are all connected to one and other.
THE MIND OF GOD
This is much better, don't you think?
The apostles look rapt in attention except Judas who is smiling.
THE MIND OF GOD
We are meant to learn and teach everyone that they we are not separated from God. Our scriptures tried to convey this but everyone reads their prayer books literally and leaves the Voice for God out of their interpretation of the word. They make His word mean what they want it to be. You once wanted me to lead our people in rebellion against Rome and now you understand that there is no enemy, nor any captivity. No one can jail you or hurt you unless you return to the illusion of separation and continue to look for meaning in this world. Learn and teach who you really are. See this world as only the opportunity to learn about God’s kingdom.
Jesus breaks the bread in front of him and passes it around telling them telepathically...
THE MIND OF GOD
Eat this bread and realize we are. End separation as you swallow the bread and it becomes part of your body. This oneness is really my body. Do not let what you are looking at right now deceive you any longer. Your eyes see whatever you believe.
Each person in the room, starting with Jesus, transforms into a light Green mist. When everyone is a mist the whole room and everything in it is Green. Their physical forms return in water image rather than solid state. We hear Aimee Lennox sing No More I Love You.
Jesus takes a goblet and fills it with wine and continues...
THE MIND OF GOD
Drink this wine and be filled with joy; not from the grape but from
realizing that everything the creator has...everything, You have too. It is my life line blood. It is the life line from the Father to us. Drink deeply, the cup will never empty because they is no lack in us or the Father.
Each of them take big gulps of the wine, enough to normally empty the goblet but it never goes down in volume, always remaining at the same level of fullness. When the goblet finishes its way around the room and is passed back to Jesus he says out loud with voice
JESUS
I return to what you have made and what you prefer. I return to the suffering that you feel comfortable with because it is all you have ever known.
JUDAS
Until we would prefer what God has created. We can return to heaven whenever we want, can't we?
Jesus shakes his head in affirmation as Judas continues.
JUDAS
We don't have to suffer because we are not contained by the body unless we want to be. And we have wanted this limitation for all of time so far! It never was God's will for us to suffer. Suffering comes from running away from God.
Jesus is smiling now,
JESUS
I am so glad you get it Judas. Heaven’s gates are open to all. We will return home when everyone understands and chooses to return to God. Go tell those who are afraid of me where they can capture this body. I am about done with it. Go in great joy Judas, we will soon begin the end of time.
Judas leaves in a flash and the rest of the apostles start mumbling to themselves and then to each other. Jesus sees their confusion and begins laughing which brings them back to his attention and silence. He waits a couple of seconds before continuing.
JESUS
Someday each and everyone of you will understand but not before you face everyone of your own fears. I will not stop helping you until we are together in paradise.
Jesus vanishes from the room and the remaining are in stunned silence. They wander out of the room looking for Jesus. They see him walking into a beautiful garden. They gather back in the room to discuss what happened.
EXT. A WALK IN THE GARDEN -- VERY LATE AT NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING JESUS IS BY HIMSELF WHILE HIS APOSTLES ARE SLEEPING HE SEEMS TO BE IN A VISION
FULL SHOT THE CITY, THE COUNTRYSIDE SURROUNDING, THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST, LINKS TO PLACES OF AUTHORITY THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD IN DIFFERENT POINTS IN TIME: A LOYAL NAZI GENERAL BEFORE HITLER, KEVIN KOSTNER TALKING TO HIS COMMANDING OFFICER, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LISTENING TO THE PLANES FLYING OVER PEARL HARBOR ON THROUGH SPACE TO OTHER GALAXIES AND PLANETS WITH LIFE FORMS.
JESUS
To himself
JESUS
I hate waiting through the night. I need your help dear father, send me your voice to drown out mine. I don't want to think about it.
A quick flash forward to the whipping in the courtyard
JESUS
Help me to stay focused on the present. Its hard because its so close to the end.
Jesus remembers Mary as we see her sleeping naked in bed.
JESUS
You are the closest person to me.
Scan her beautiful body and rest on her closed eyes while Jesus speaks
JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT

Let me fill your mind as you sleep with understanding that I do not suffer if I remember who I am. Let me give to you Mary inspiration about who you are. It will daze you a little bit when you wake up as if you are drugged but it will protect you from experiencing pain at the sight of my last useless journey. I only hope that you and my mother choose to understand what my faithful brother Judas knows already.
The Sun begins to rise in the east and as it does, Jesus touches the head of each of the sleeping eleven.
JESUS

Take your rest for today will be very challenging for each of you. You will need each other during your disillusionment.

(to himself)
Hurry Judas we don't have a minute to waste this day.
FADE OUT
FADE IN INT. BEFORE PILOT -- LATE MORNING
Pilot is standing at an open window a crowd is quickly forming below. He is sneezing as if he is allergic to something. He is very alone in a large room with high ceiling paintings. The floor is red marble and the walls are yellow with black numbers etched in the stone. We scan the wall and see after each number a name and a crime. The last number has Jesus of Nazareth written after it but no crime is listed. We are staring at the empty space when Jesus is heard dragging his body to Pilot. The camera turns from the empty space to the dirty, bloody face of Jesus. Pilot speaks between sneezes.
PILOT
So you are the super star of the Jews. You don't look like much to me. Do you have anything to say in your own defense?
JESUS
I am sorry they dragged you into this.
PILOT
Me? I am not accused of treason against Rome. I am not on trial for my life. What are you talking about?
Pilot sneezes again
JESUS
We bless you.
Pilot gives a smile as if what he has heard is a joke.
JESUS
You are a man in search of the truth. I come only to tell you that you have found him. I can answer your questions like the one you asked your wife last night before touching her.
Pilot looks a little stunned
PILOT
What are you referring to? Are you trying to embarrass me?
JESUS
No, only comfort your fear that she was with your friend Liberius.
Pilot sneezes two more times and looks afraid
PILOT
How could you know about that? Who are you?
JESUS
I am the Son of God, your brother.
PILOT
What God sent you here to my city?
JESUS
The one true God, Yahweh.
PILOT
I have heard about this Yahweh. He is your father God, the father of all the gods, whom you sometimes refer to as Creator.
JESUS
You are most learned. I am his son and so are you.
PILOT
Why do you tell me who I am?
JESUS
It is the reason I have come. It is my mission that I begin the process of all mankind learning their true identity.
Remember after making love to her she asked you what you wanted, what position in government did you want and long would the two of you stay here in this primitive city.
Pilot sneezes very loud and looks in awe at Jesus
JESUS
I have come to give you the answer that you did not have for her last night. There are no goals in this world that have any meaning greater than learning your divine identity. Remember how jealous you were when Caesar declared his divinity over you and all of Rome? He was partial;y right. We are all divine as an extension of our Creator.
Pilot sits on his high chair above Jesus.
PILOT
You may sit down Nazarean.
Jesus sits on the floor and Pilot looks hurt.
JESUS
It's cool. The floor, the marble is cold and feels refreshing to my swelling body.
Pilot nods in understanding.
PILOT
(observing Jesus and offering him his green towel)
Sorry about the pre meeting preparation. It loosens a lot of men up and saves me time interviewing them.
JESUS
I know, its a scary job they gave you here, kind of like a no win situation at times.
We see that the crowd is now in the thousands and they are making a deafening chant repeating over and over..
CROWD
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus etc
PILOT
Its getting late.I have to do something to you or they will be mad at me.I am sorry but I must.
Pilot calls for his scribe who rushes into the room fearfully.
PILOT
Write that Jesus of Nazareth will be punished by my guard and released. Post it on the conviction and punishment pole. List his crime as ...
Pausing
PILOT
No crime found.
The scribe looks confused.
PILOT
Write that way: no crime found.
Pilot smiles at Jesus and waves him away. As Jesus is leaving he turns to Pilot one more time
JESUS
Tell her Pilot, we are sons and daughters of the One True God.
Close up on the face of Pilot and the tear of remorse in his eye melting into the sweat of the guards.
EXT. BEFORE THE PRAETORIAN GUARDS -- LATER
JOE
Why are you here Sam?
(he does not recognize Jesus but thinks it is his friend)
JESUS
I have a message from Sam for you Joe.
JOE
What do you mean, you are Sam. Tell me your message.
JESUS
He knows about you and Sarah. He understands why it happened and forgives himself for being so neglectful with his wife.
Joe steps back in surprise and grabs his wipe. He sees Jesus now and tries to whip Jesus but he can't lift the weapon.
JOE
Who are you? How do you know... We have our orders...
Joe gets the other guards to tie Jesus to a post.
JESUS
I am your brother. I am here to teach you to let go of the guilt.
Suddenly Joe is able to use his weapon. As he raises his arm to strike Jesus he hesitates.
JESUS
You can't hurt me with that Joe.
Joe strikes Jesus with all his might. A red slash appears across Jesus' back. A smile forms on Joe's face. The camera moves to Jesus who is looking down in what appears to be defeat but when he looks into Joe's eyes we see that Jesus is smiling too. The red slash closes up and pure brown skin is back as before. Joe drops his weapon and the others untie Jesus.
JOE
Gently Who are you?
JESUS
I am your brother, God's only son.
They all fall on their knees before Jesus.
JESUS
Please sit, I don't want anyone to worship me. I want you to recognize me as you have just done. Now recognize yourselves.
THE MEN
What do you mean, recognize ourselves?
JESUS
You are my brothers, children of God. Someday we will all return to our Father and be one with him.
They stare at Jesus with confused looks. Jesus starts laughing and it becomes contagious and soon they are all laughing together.
JESUS
The solution to your happiness is to know who I am and who you are. Now please help me with the rest of our drama. Tie my hands and lead me out to the rest of the soldiers.
They look at each other agreeing that they aren't going to tie him up shaking their heads no. The camera swings 360 and lands on Jesus shaking his head yes.
It returns to Joe and a look of profound saddness is on his face and body as we return to see Jesus bleeding profusely with 32 lashes of crimson on his back and shoulders.
JESUS
You have obeyed the order given you. I can bear this because it has been given to me to help all mankind learn that attack is not possible.
Joe looks down at his arms and legs and sees Jesus' blood all over him.
JESUS
Go back to your barracks in peace. Remember we are brothers and that we love one another. Thank you for taking your part in this lesson.
Jesus drags his body into the courtyard where the rest of the praetorian guard is awaiting him. When they see him they begin to mock him and spit on him as if they could relieve all of their own guilt on him. Joe and the men hear their rants and abuse with Jesus and come running out to the courtyard and cover Jesus's body with their arms trying to separate him from the soldiers. Jesus kisses them on the cheek and frees himself to be with the soldiers. Joe and the men sit on the ground and weep as the abuse continues, until a loud sound comes from above.
PILOT
Enough of your play. Joseph bring him in.
As Joe and the men bring Jesus down the hall to the holding cell we hear their steps and their sobs until a haze fills the hall and all movement stops. Jesus speaks in an amplified voice and the music of Liquid Mind plays.
JESUS
Father help them see our joy as we complete their training in what is real.
JIM
I am a little confused. Did he suffer or not?
MICHAEL
It’s up to you. What do you believe? Was the world too much for him as it has been for you on occasion, or, did he transcend the illusion?
JIM
Why do you call it illusion? Pain is no fun. It’s what we all try to avoid every way we can.
MICHAEL
Pain is not God’s will for you. It comes from the mistake of your belief in separation. Look how easy it is for you to think you are alone. Your pain begins right there and is enabled to take on many different forms which all of you in this world are familiar with. Your voice of fear tries to find escape or mount a battle with pain. God wants you free from all pain. I have been placed in your mind to guide you through the pain to the other side.
JIM
Why through it? Why not away from it?
HOLY SPIRIT
Fear leads you from something while the power of love can overcome any illusion no matter how strong it may seem to you.
JIM
Won’t it hurt to go through it?
HOLY SPIRIT
Only so long as you believe in it. What you believe determines your experience. You can walk through the fog in the morning and be afraid. You can imagine anything during your stroll through it terrifying yourself or let me guide you to the sunlight. You can choose to be afraid of bumping into something and hurting yourself. You might even stumble over yourself in your efforts to be free while my guidance will make you sure footed and not even concerned about the fog.
JIM
Trust in you?
MICHAEL
in the truth or what you’re afraid of

JIM
How do I know its the Truth or my fear that I am listening to?
MICHAEL
Ask him. You might notice that when you are listening to him,he is not afraid or anxious. He doesn’t exclude anyone or select who is good or bad, trustworthy or not. You might notice that He seems to know what He is talking to you about even though you don’t. Trying to figure it out is your biggest problem.
JIM
Aren’t we suppose to figure things out? Isn’t that why we have scientists and philosophers and wise men to follow?
MICHAEL
Follow them or Him. It’s your choice.
JIM
Ignore everyone?
MICHAEL

JIM
How do I know others are ready?
MICHAEL
He will tell you when to share or when to listen. Remember, you are either helping someone by His direction or getting help from someone because He sent him to you.
He will tell you when to share or when to listen.
JIM
I think it would be wise to leave it all up to you.
MICHAEL
Leave the decisions to Him. You will follow one voice or the other. There is no middle. Fear guides you or His voice of love.
JIM
No procrastination.
MICHAEL
You procrastinate when you choose the voice of fear.
JIM
So listen to Him and He will get us through. Without pain?
MICHAEL
Yes, eventually He will get all of the Sons of God through and they will understand the One Son of God as their true identity just as Jesus has.
How much pain there will be is according to how willing you are to trust Him. You have begun to see that Jesus kept his focus on Him not on what seemed to be happening.
JIM
Wasn’t something happening when they whipped him?
MICHAEL
What seemed to be happening? The men thought they were hurting Jesus. Were they? It was up to Jesus how he choose to see these men. His guidance was that they were his brothers. The Holy Spirit and Jesus met each lash from the whip together, passing through the stimulation to the skin. If they would have paused to fight the pain or run from it, the pain would have seemed very real. It would have hurt Jesus because he would be giving it the energy of his thought. The physical realm is not reality only the form your thought takes on. Thought is real. And which thought you hold in your mind is what you experience as happening.
JIM
I guess this is why he is our teacher. He has shown us the way out of suffering.
MICHAEL
Yes he has. You might recall that he has asked you to listen to Him. He is the voice of the Father and of your Tre Self. I have a message for you from Him.
JIM
What is that?
HOLY SPIRIT
God loves you.
FULL SHOT PAIN AND SUFFERING THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE IS BEING BROUGHT TO AN END - PEOPLE ARE DROPPING THEIR WEAPONS AND STARRING AT EACH OTHER
EXT. THE JOURNEY TO CALVARY WHAT LOOKS LIKE SUFFERING TO SUFFERS AND JOY TO BELIEVERS (MARY MAGDALENE, MARY, AND JOHN) -- AFTERNOON
There are many angles taken as we walk with Jesus and the cross. We see those shaking a stick or a finger of judgment at him, hatred on their faces and from them to a Jesus that is staggering under the weight of the beam he is carrying with sweet and blood dripping from his head and shoulders. We then see those who are wrapped in attention and respect and from them we see a Jesus who is smiling as he levitates the beam on his shoulder. To them he appears to be skipping down a lane.
JESUS
He who has eyes let him see the peace of God. He who has ears let him hear the joy of Christ.
EXT. JOY, RELIEF, TRUST, AND HOPE ON THE CROSS -- LATER
We are looking at Jesus lying on his back on the cross on the ground. The hired hand has a hammer and nails in his hand and is trying to delay his job. The soldiers are getting inpatient. Quiet Friend by Steve Roach is playing. A man grabs the hammer and nails out of the hired hand. It's Joe.
JOE
I think I understand a little bit of this.
JESUS
The voice from God is guiding us Joe, thanks for coming. Place the nail on my wrist and when I wink you will hear me take a deep breath as I begin to inhale, drive the nail as hard as you can. The voice will guide your aim if you want to close your eyes.
Joe follows the instructions, lines up the spike on Jesus's wrist as the camera comes in for a close-up. We can see the nail begin to draw a tiny spot of blood and hear Jesus take a deep breath. The camera shoots to the sun falling out of the sky and we hear the nail make its place in the wood. The camera comes back to Jesus's smiling eyes.
JESUS
You did really well Joe.
The rest of the soldiers step back as does the camera to show us the crowd gathered around become silent, and we hear the hammer again and Jesus's joyful response.
Joe stands up so he can move to the feet of Jesus but he stands first and faces all of us in the crowd and with a great voice shares Jesus's message.
JOE
There is no attack, you are not guilty. We belong to God not sadness. Come and rejoice that the Son of God is eternally whole and one with our Creator.

Some draw closer, some run away screaming and then it becomes silent again until we hear the nail draw to the wood.
JESUS
You have all done well.
The sun is eclipsed and there is a gentle voice from above.
V.O
This is a day that will be remembered for ages. At first it will be remembered as a time of sorrow but that will only be during the great fear. When all of you understand and release your guilt, the great second coming will begin. This will become a day of joy. Pain and suffering has been transcended today because he remembered our Father. When tears of joy replace those of sorrow you will finally understand. This is the Second Coming of Jesus - the cosmic Christ. For some of us, it has begun today. Everyone will accept this joy over the course of time. And when everyone has, time and all suffering will end. It’s the will of Love.
The sun can be seen shinning behind the darkness.
JESUS
Father, into your mind I commend my spirit so I may lead them along the way of the way to change their minds.
The stars come through the darkness and it is a clear evening as the people go home. We see each of Jesus’s followers fall into a deep sleep except Mary Magdalene who finally gets out of bed and begins the long walk through Jerusalem to the tomb on a wealthy man’s estate. During her walk Jesus has other business to attend to.
INT. IN THE TOMB A DIALOGUE WITH SATAN -- THE BLACK OF NIGHT
While others are sleeping Jesus deals with Satan. Satan is not seen and Jesus appears ethereal. At the beginning of their talk Satan has one child like voice every five seconds another slightly older voice joins the prior voice(s) until there is a loud roar while jesus speaks at the same tone.
JESUS
You will return to heaven at the same time I and my bothers and sisters do.
SATAN
I will never go back to Him.
JESUS
You never had any other choice but to return, My brothers and sisters will show you the way.
SATAN
What are you talking about, I am in charge here.
JESUS
Not any longer, I have faced all there is to face with fear.
SATAN
You have: but they haven't. They don't even understand you. They would worship you and not Him.
JESUS
They will learn to worship me as the son of God and in that way they have every right to do so.
SATAN
I will teach them the religion of guilt and sacrifice. They will worship your dead body and think of themselves as bodies with attack and defense. Pain and all kinds of suffering will come in your name.
JESUS
They are on a learning curve and I will help them all the way home.
SATAN
They don't listen to you and they follow everything I tell them.
JESUS
There will be great teachers to help them learn how to hear the Voice for God. Eventually they will learn to discern between your voice of fear and my voice of love.
SATAN
Fear conquers love. Fear rules their minds.
JESUS
Love is all there is. Love is the reality that you will surrender to.
The loud protests grow fainter until they can not be heard, only the wind blowing through the sepulcher. It is at sun-rise when Mary Magdalene reaches the site.

EXT. THE APPEARANCE WITH MARY MAGDALENE -- MORNING
Mary is beautiful. She is dressed in white with a green sash across her shoulder and around her waist. Jesus is dressed in the same color but ethereal in appearance.
JESUS
Thank you for coming, Mary.
MARY MAGDALENE
I knew you loved me but I didn't know what your love was until yesterday when I heard your voice so clearly.
JESUS
You heard because you let me go and followed the path of learning I gave to you all.
MARY MAGDALENE
Shall we too die on our crosses?
JESUS
My journey was the last useless journey involving death of the body. I will teach you throughout generations that death is not real because you are spirits like me in a body. I would have you use the body to teach. I ask all of you to stay until the change in mind is complete.
JIM
What change is he speaking about?
JESUS
That you accept me as your brother and the Son of God.
JIM
Are you speaking to me?
JESUS
Of course. It’s time to awaken Jim.
JIM
Show me the way.
MARY MAGDALENE
So we are body and soul?
JESUS
Your body is only to be used as a means for communication. You are each unique spirits with a job to do. I will direct you on your mission throughout the rest of time.
MARY MAGDALENE
What mission. I heard you say just before the end that it was finished.
JESUS
My part in the world is finished. Your part is just beginning. Each of you has a part to play in salvation.
MARY MAGDALENE
What is salvation?
JESUS
Salvation is the process where each of you learns your true identity. All of my brothers will learn about the true divinity God has shared with you and me. All of you will learn about the One Son of God.
MARY MAGDALENE
I know you are the son of god.
JESUS
Some day you will all learn that there is no separation between you and me and us and our Creator. This will evolve over some time as you learn to communicate with each other. This is what the body is for. Accept your spirit as your true identity.
MARY MAGDALENE
Is it alright if I tell you that I don't understand all of that? Is it alright if I just want to be with you forever
JESUS
Yes of course it is. Remember Mary when we made love in the garden?
MARY MAGDALENE
Yes, I do. It was the most exciting time in my life.
JESUS
It was exciting because you are not familiar with who we really are. That moment was an instant of who we really are: One Being with God.
MARY MAGDALENE
That's the part I don't get. You are in the tomb talking to me and I am standing outside listening and responding.
JESUS
Actually it is all taking place in your mind.
Jesus is gone and Mary begins to softly cry as a woman who has lost her lover and is looking for him. She enters the tomb looking for him.
MARY MAGDALENE
Where are you my love?
V.O. JESUS
Everywhere

INT. PENTECOST IT IS DUST AND FIRE FLIES LIGHT UP THE PORCH IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING WHERE THEY ARE GATHERED.
PETER
I don't think we have a chance unless we make a run for it. It's just a matter of time before they will come for us too.
MARY MAGDALENE
He has appeared to us. He has spoken to us. He told us we have a mission to complete. I will not run from it or from him.
There is grumbling among the others. The room is full of Jesus's followers. Some want to leave with Peter while others are sitting at Mary's feet.
MARY
If Judas hadn't been murdered that horrible afternoon we would have a real man to lead us. Where were you all when he needed you the most? Why was it just me and these two at the cross?
She is looking at Mary Magdalene and John the apostle.

JOHN THE APOSTLE
They were afraid, Mary. They still are. Jesus was the love of my life. I would have gladly taken his place if they would have let me. Now I am filled like all of you with sadness.
JESUS
Be not afraid. Be of great joy, for I am with you forever.
Jesus appears among them just as they knew him before his death. He hugs his mother, Kisses Mary and John and touches the head of Peter. He is wearing a green robe with a crimson sash.
JESUS
I have come to help you. You will only understand if you remember to listen. Don't try to understand. It's not something you can figure out. I appear to you in a bodily form because that is the form you see yourselves as. It is time to close your eyes and see me in your mind for that is where reality truly exists. Try it now.
He disappears and some of those in attendance look around the room while others close their eyes. The camera focuses on each one closing their eyes and becoming full of joy. There are many who do this and the onlookers begin to imitate until we have room that is silent with everyone in joy with their eyes closed. This is followed with a solid green screen with credits beginning to role as we hear their questions and Jesus’ answers.
V.O. PETER
Are you angry with me Lord?
V.O. JESUS
Of course not. You didn't understand what was happening when they came to arrest me. I will explain the whole thing to you now.
As he begins we hear the next dialogue.
V.O. THOMAS
Why, Lord didn't you prepare us for what was going to happen. You knew what was about to take place so why didn't you give us a warning?
JESUS
Tom you weren't ready. Understanding me means understanding your fellow man, You didn't understand the apostles or Mary or even my mother. When you do become open to what other people have to say, my words will make sense to you. I did not know what was going to happen next. I did know what our Father wanted from me. I knew I wanted to teach all of you including the high priests that we are eternal,immortal spirits. Our body is only to be used for communication, it is not meant to be who we are. Attack is not possible because there is only one Son of God. You are as important to our Father as I am. Such is the God of love.