At a time of much civil unrest, Elijah is unsuccessful at stopping the execution of an innocent citizen by a corrupt Roman publican, intent to collect taxes. The dying man urges Elijah to protect his surviving widow and their two young sons. But while Jesus survives King Herod the Great s slaughter of the innocents, it tragically claims the lives of the young boys Elijah swears to protect. Consequently, he makes it his life's mission to avenge their deaths according to the laws of the land.
Complications ensue when Elijah spends time with a young Jesus, who challenges the very beliefs that fuel Elijah's quest for retribution. The more time Elijah spends with Joseph, Mary and their young Son, the more he questions the true identity of this young idealistic student. Could Jesus possibly be the Son of God? Was Elijah bearing witness to a two thousand year old prophecy?
When the time comes to face his life-long enemy, Elijah finds himself warring within, facing his biggest challenge yet to kill the Soldier who brutally murdered his two innocent young wards or to turn the other cheek and choose forgiveness, contradicting every scripture upheld by Elijah s forefathers. JOSEPH AND MARY is a story of inspiration and hope, of mercy versus revenge, in the years before Jesus became the Man that ultimately changed the course of humanity forever.