My name is Caiaphas.
As the High Priest, my job was well cut out:
go into the Holy of Holies with the blood
of bulls to offer as atonement for the sins
of the people.
The High Priest is the First among Equals-
there are other priests apart from me.
I just happen to be the Top Gun.
Our work was very sacred and demanding.
Sacrificing animals on a daily basis can be
very monotonous and boring, but as the
High Priest, I was the only one who had
access into the Holy of Holies.
Nobody else goes behind the veil;
nobody else knows what goes on inside
That gives me some degree of awe among
The Man Who Sees What Nobody Else Sees!
I must confess, I enjoy all the attention,
despite the limitations of my office.
I have to wear a specially made robe,
I have to wear a breast plate,
I have to wear a special cap- the ceremonial
garb of a High Priest was something else!
But the prestige it offers was worth it…
Now, there was this Rabble Rouser who
called himself the Son of God.
He went against everything I have been
taught in Judaism.
We have been looking for a way to stop
the movement he started, and we knew
the only way to put an end to the nonsense
was to get rid of him.
Once the head is cut off, the body dies!
We had succeeded in getting him to Pilate,
and when Pilate asked who should be
granted amnesty, I was glad to hear the
crowd ask for Barabbas! It was a sweet
victory for the priesthood!
Our religion and culture have survived over
centuries, this guy just cannot come on the
scene and change everything in 3 years!
Who does he think he is? Son of God my foot!
He was sentenced to death by crucifixion.
On the crucifixion day, there was darkness all
over from 12 noon till 3pm. I wondered what
was going on. This guy must be up to
When he walked free, He deceived people
with tricks and magic, claiming he raised
people from the dead and healed sick people.
It was even claimed he cast out devils from
people and walked on water!
His deceit is legendary!
Now as he is dying, he is still carrying out his
deception! How on earth did he turn day
As I pondered on this, He cried,
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”.
And He died.
Ah! Finally! Now we can have some peace!
In that moment, my phone rang:
it was one of the priests. “Sir, your attention
is needed in the temple immediately!
Something terrible just happened!”
And he cut the line! Whoa! What could have
happened in the temple?
This troublemaker just died.
What has he done to the temple again?
I called my driver and we hit the road:
the temple was about 10 minutes away…
We got there and I was shocked at what
I saw: The veil that covered the Holy of
Holies was torn from the top to the bottom!
All the things only my eyes saw were open
for everyone to see!
The mystery was revealed!
What confers respect, honor and reverence
on me has just been demystified!
The news went round like wild fire!
People started rushing to the temple to
see what the Holy of Holies looked like!
People were taking pictures and posting
on social media! I immediately called
the other priests: emergency!
We have to do something immediately
before we lose our respect with these folks!
'So the priests formed a chain to block the
Holy of Holies from the public view!
I called Jeconiah the tailor and explained
the emergency to him: he quickly drove
to the temple with his sewing machine!
He got to work: he sewed the veil back
in a few minutes and we quickly hung it
What an embarrassment!
Praise God we have managed the crisis well.
In a few days, something new will capture
people’s attention and forget about the torn veil.
So the temple regained its pride of place
among the people. God tore that as a sign
that the old has passed away, the new has
God took away the Old so He could establish
God had sacrificed His Son as an atonement for
sin so we would not have to kill bulls and goats
as sacrifice anymore!
God has a new way to access the Throne of Grace-
through Jesus Christ, the Lamb who was just
crucified! God just retired JUDAISM and
started a new movement: CHRISTIANITY!
But the people did not get it.
The veil was sewn back to preserve the very
thing God has discarded.
And a form of Judaism continued till today…