The Number One Guy
Steve was the first picked and was the obvious star of the group.
Steve exceeded all expectations. No one sold like he did and he really cleaned up against the competition.
Then Steve found himself the target of some serious accusations. He was hauled into court, but didn't let it rattle him. Instead, he continued to sell - right there in the middle of the court with the competition all around.
The competition was beside themselves with anger, so they took Steve outside and killed him.
Thus, Steve was the first to be picked and the first to die.
Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, Deacon and first Martyr of the Christian faith.
(from an earlier post)