Still struggling with the John Style writing of The Word.
**The Boys: look at each other and nod vigorously, open arms in affirming gesture, then together:
“Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.“
**Jesus: pause, then moves to stage front-right, looks up to back of theatre:
“Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone.
**Turns to face The Boys, moves amongst them and touches each – a shoulder, a hand, an arm, a head… :
Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace.
**Centre stage, facing audience:
In the world you face persecution.
**Boys move to centre and join Jesus:
But take courage; I have conquered the world!“
All sounding to my ear like a reworked musical production.
Whether this be a transcript, or simply “this is how it was for me (and what I think He really meant to say)” piece of writing … what does my lord desire I take from these words today?
What living words does He highlight?
“…you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone…“ and ”I have said this … so that … you may have peace.” and ”In the world … but take courage … I have … “
And getting past my “musical irritation” – the words truly came to life.
Yesterday I had occasion to be alone.
In that place where the threads of relationship
So easily tangle and fray.
Yet not alone.
Yesterday I was yet not alone.
And found peace.
And with peace came courage.
And allowed the flow of Love.
And being yet not alone.
I was no longer alone.
🙂 🙂 🙂
**Paul: walks to stage front-right, extends arms wide, Jesus leans forward, they look at each for a lingering moment:
“Thank you my lord.”
**Jesus: smiles, winks:
“Come here you daft thing!”
Curtain falls. Orchestra plays …
there are lots of times
when the John Style writing style
does works for me)