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Death of An American Salesman

On a Good Friday at 3PM
He was called into the office by
Pontius Pilate and told that he would be put to death.

He had waited for the execution and worked the full week after being
warned that he would be fired if his production and sales were not
up to snuff.

He was hired with four other wise men and women to
turn an upstart company around and save it from the greedy bankers.
He had hope in his heart because he left employment with another and thought it  
would be fruitful on the other side. 

Pontius Pilate had wooed him with big money and promised him the stars.
Just about everyone loved their products and it would be an easy sale like 
children pitching low-hanging fruit from a tree. 

But after one month Pontius Pilate changed her course and said that the 
Honeymoon was over. One among their ranks had told him that he was their hero 
and would emulate him and dress like him. But he knew that this female Judas 
would betray him when he dreamed that she would fall from his favor.

Judas was from the professional teaching world and she said that she was in adequate working in sales. She would call sales meeting to learn their motives and work late and holidays in the office while bending the ear of Pontius Pilate.

Pontius Pilate believed everything said to her because Judas was producing sales 
but stealing fruit from the others.  This did not matter to Pontius Pilate as her 
golden calf and state of affairs was being threatened by the Jesus lovers.

On the advice of Judas- Pontius Pilate set her plans into motion and publicly 
falsely accused the three wise men 
of being bad sales people and spoke of 
their elimination. They were accused three times on three separate days before
 3 PM. 

Like strange fruit he was called into the office by Pontius Pilate and her political 
advisor Menenius and duly told that this is not personal but he must die. The one
sacrificed did not have much to say but thanked them for the opportunity and 
that he will rise up in three days.

"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.


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