Thomas, Friday 5 May

Just a quick entry at lunchtime as I can’t write after the Sabbath begins at sunset.  We hardly noticed the long walk back in the hot sun yesterday and we were all still buzzing when we arrived home.  Jesus’ brothers and their families joined us and everyone crammed into Joseph and Mary’s house and started sharing stories and drinking wine.  Only Mary seemed untouched by the general excitement, as you can be when people descend and start going on about something you weren’t involved in.

My aim now is to get Jesus on the road as soon as possible while there’s such a strong vibe going round.  Some of the stories from the Jordan seemed to have arrived before we did, and people were looking and pointing in our direction.