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John went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family, including his mother-in-law. During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalem, John's mother-in-law died.
With death certificate in hand, John went to the American Consulate to make arrangements to send the body back to the States for proper burial.
The Consul, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law, told John that sending a body back to the States for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000 he told John, and in most cases the persons responsible for the remains of their loved ones decide to bury the body in Israel, which would only cost $150.
John thought for some time and answered, "I don't care how much it will cost to send the body back; that's what I want to do."
The Consul, after hearing John's reply, said, "You must have loved your mother-in-law very much, considering the difference in price."
"No, it's not that," says John. "You see, I know of a case many years ago of a person buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he arose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."
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