Friday, November 6, 2015
Meet Malon Ben Tyrus - Disciple of Jesus
Blogger: Amber Schamel
Hello Malon, tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Malon. I am the son of Tyrus Ben Adamiel. I'm sixteen years old, but don't call me a boy. I'm a man by Jewish tradition, and I do the work to prove it. I was raised mostly by my abba, because my imah contracted leprosy and was banished to the colony when I was only six years old. A few years ago, she was healed by Jesus of Nazareth. I'm so glad to have a family again.
Have you met Jesus?
Yes, several times. I want with all my heart to become one of his disciples, but as I said, my family has been recently reunited, and my father doesn't want me to go.
What is your favorite moment with Jesus so far?
My favorite moment is when Jesus told me that he wanted me as his disciple. I am only the son of a middle-class merchant, and I don't have many talents, but if Jesus will have me, I will give him all I have.
Who are your closest friends?
Abba is my closest friend. He and I only had each other for many years, and that created a tight bond. Simon, who is now called Peter is also a close friend of mine. He accepts me despite my youth, and I appreciate that. I never thought I'd say it, but I also consider a Roman centurion my friend. Centurion Vitalis is the only one of his kind that I get along with.
You don't like Romans? Why not?
He's a man of character. Not to mention he has saved my life twice now. He's very clever, especially for a Roman. He is one of those men that you pass on the street, but never know that he is a sage full of wisdom. He also respects us Jews, unlike most of the soldiers. He's the only reasonable one I've met.
Who is your favorite character in your story?
Jesus, of course. I've never met anyone like him.
Where are you off to next?
I have a caravan to Caesarea that I have to deliver, but I will stay around here for a short while to speak with some of you people. It's been most interesting.