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The First Temptations
"And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor
with God and men." Luke 2:52
During a quiet moment, Jesus
relaxed in front of Joseph's workshop,
sipping a cup of cheap wine
mixed with cool well water,
contemplating the girls of
hoping for a glimpse of bare ankle
as they hurried about their errands.
This was before he realized he was God.
If Jesus could convince his father
into expanding their modest business
to include the repair of chariot wheels,
they could nail down a contract
with the local Roman Garrison.
Jesus imagined the fine pair of sandals
he could purchase with the retainer.
For all of the ass the Empire made you kiss,
at least they paid with hard coin