Dangerously, some Christians in the movement were reminded of where and how Jesus had actually lived. Occupiers camping in the streets could relate to Jesus’ deep solidarity, not with the elites of his time, but with the multitude. Jesus had stayed among those who struggled with life: with the sick, the social outcasts, strong women of ‘dubious’ reputation and working people such as fishermen. He himself was a construction worker, and would have been in touch with the many unemployed of his time, who quite regularly experienced layoffs. Perhaps he was even unemployed himself.
Again, I say, going by what sparse evidence there actually is, Jesus would have been disrupting drum circles to preach excitedly about the end of the world on December 21st, and, assuming he didn’t kill himself after the subsequent disillusionment — shall we speculate? why not? — perhaps he would have, at age 33, decided he was still young enough to turn his life around, cut his hair, gone back to school, and become a hedge fund manager.