Mark came from a wealthy Jerusalem family and his story is interesting to contrast with Luke's. As the first one of Jesus' chroniclers to have a direct contact with the Messiah, he met the Galleans when his mother allowed them the use of a room in their house to hold a Passover, celebration. There is an interesting problem too, in Basilleus, the Greek, who thought, it only right that he could pledge his faith directly to Christianity without following Simon Peter's injunction that he first become a Jew. The future for Mark held a break with tradition too: he wrote down what had formerly been handed on by word of mouth. His life as a missionary with Simon Peter led to friendship with the converted Paul and in Rome, with Seneca.