|The main street of Jericho was noisier than usual - crowds had gathered to see the great Teacher, Jesus. He was on his way through to Jerusalem. James and John had been with him about three years now.|
|JAMES:||Big crowd out today, John!|
|JOHN:||Seems like a lot of interest in the Master going up to Jerusalem.|
|JAMES:||Just remembering - Jesus, Joshua - the same name. Remember when Joshua came into old Jericho. The crowds were all up on the walls to watch. Then it happened - the walls started to crumble! That must have been quite a sight!|
|JOHN:||Today's different, of course! But... I wonder if the Master will do anything spectacular here today.
Hey, there's a bit of a stir over there!
|JAMES:||Some little bloke wants to get through! Can't see!|
|JOHN:||Huh! Looks like he's not too popular with the locals! Wonder who he is?|
|JAMES:||He's gone now.|
|JOHN:||You know, James, the Master is a pretty remarkable person. You've only got to look around the twelve of us to see he didn't check the popularity polls before choosing us!|
|JAMES:||Look! He's stopping!|
|JOHN:||There must be something up in that tree.|
|JOHN:||It's the little guy. He looks all embarrassed.|
|JAMES:||The crowd doesn't look very pleased. From that bag he's carrying, I reckon he must be the local tax collector.|
|JOHN:||That would figure! I wonder what Jesus will do.|
|Yes, what did Jesus do? and what does Jesus do - when he comes into the life of someone like Zacchaeus - and me - and you?|