Jacob is a decent family man trying to earn a living as a guard at the temple in Jerusalem. But his life becomes complicated by the maverick preacher, Jesus. First Jacob finds his roof damaged after a crowd lowered a crippled man down into Jacob's home where his wife Miriam and daughter Deborah had arranged for Jesus to visit--unbeknown to Jacob. He forbids Jesus in his home again, but that doesn't stop Miriam and Deborah from following Jesus. Their participation is damaging Jacob's career prospects as his bosses are trying to keep this Jesus under control. When Jacob is detailed to arrest Jesus, Jacob's frustrations boil over, and for the first time in his life he abuses a prisoner. Jacob, Miriam and Deborah's different reactions to viewing the crucifixion are presented through intertwining monologues spotlighted in the darkness. Jacob, filled with guilt and remorse, wonders "If this man was the Son of God, am I beyond redemption?"