The Secret Revelation of John opens, again, in crisis. The disciple John, grieving Jesus' death, is walking toward the temple when he meets a Pharisee who mocks him for having been deceived by a false messiah. These taunts echoed John's own fear and doubt.
Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.