Peace and Grace in the name of Jesus Christ and in honor of Caesar.
I, Paul, Apostle, citizen of Heaven and Rome, praise God for you each day and the blessings we enjoy as citizens of the Great Empire.
I urge you, brethren, to spread the good news of Jesus as you go about spreading the good news of the Greek culture. You have such a great advantage of many over our brothers and sisters who are only citizens of the Heavenly Kingdom. We must serve the Lord with everything we have, using every blessing to please Him.
Jesus Christ, our Savior, has blessed us so that we will not have to suffer the crucifixion as He did and as some of our brethren do. But this is only the greatest of rights we have as citizens of the greatest military, economic, and cultural empire that God has seen fit to establish.
As you know, we must get the Flavians out of Rome. They have continued their policy of pagan idolatry, lasciviousness, debauchery, and greed. Those who don’t have the privilege and rights of citizenship in the empire have their hands tied so it is up to us to make a change. While they are praying and taking care of the poor, we will be working to get our dear brother Erastus into the Senate as soon as possible. Only then can we effect the change in this Empire that the Father wants.
Thanks be to God for the family of Zealots I converted in Jericho. The love the Lord and are keeping their knives sharp.
The Lord has also blessed us with a wonderful offering that can be used to bribe various officials into looking the other way as we practice our faith. The drachmas were collected for the poor, starving brethren in Jerusalem, but we know that this is truly God’s Will and supersedes mere physical needs. Please be in prayer for those in Jerusalem.
Greet Mittius Romneus and the brethren. I hope to see you all soon so that we may have a special assembly to sing hymns to Caesar and Fly the Eagle Banner together.