A man with a terminal illness returns from the Holy Land with an artifact he believes has the ability to heal. Supposedly made by a carpenter in Nazareth some two-thousand years before, he seeks to have the object authenticated. Though the results are inconclusive, he is pressured by his skeptical, yet greedy, brother to capitalize on the situation, which leads to an interview with a local Los Angeles TV station. He finds himself the object of media attention and subsequent sexual desire, as the artifact also brings out the darker, primal urges of anger, jealousy and lust. When the artifact is stolen, he is panicked and driven to the brink of murder to recover what he believes is his only chance to be healed. Through the ordeal, he will wrestle with the issue of faith, the brevity of life, and what he truly believes about both.