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005. Jesus Forgives a Paralytic’s Sins Because of his Friends’ Faith

About 3 minutes, from Mark 21-12

Participants (No need to memorize lines; the aim is to relive sacred events, not to perform)
Levi
Voice
(of Jesus)
Scholar
Prompter
         Shout a brief line and Echoes repeat it.
Echoes
             Children and all adults who want to take part. Echoes need no script.

Levi

I am Levi, one of Jesus’ twelve disciples.
We are in Capernaum now.

Prompter & Echoes

By the beautiful Sea of Galilee.

Levi

Oh, hello sir. I’m a bit surprised that you’ve come to hear Jesus;
you scholars normally oppose his teaching.

Scholar

I’m investigating it. Just look at this mob rushing to hear Him!

Prompter & Echoes

Hurry! Hurry!

Levi

Look! Four men are bringing a paralytic on a mat!
The door is too crowded to get in. They’re climbing up on the roof!

Scholar

(Look up) Hey! Stop tearing up the roof!
(Shield your face from falling debris) Debris is falling on us! Quit that!

Prompter & Echoes

What is going on?

Levi

They made a hole! They’re lowering the paralytic in front of Jesus. Wow! That’s an unspoken prayer of faith.

Prompter & Echoes

Audacious faith!

Scholar

You up there! Stop disturbing our meeting! Pull that guy back up!

Levi

Jesus is looking with compassion on the paralytic. Listen!

Voice

Son, your sins are forgiven.

Scholar

What? This deluded rabbi is blaspheming!
Only God can forgive sins.

Voice

Why do you question these things?
Which is easier to say to the paralytic, “Your sins are forgiven’;
or, ‘Get up, and pick up your mat and walk?”

Scholar

Oh, any fool could simply tell a sinner his sins are forgiven!

Voice

I will prove to you that I, the Son of Man, have power to forgive sins. My paralyzed friend, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.

Levi

The paraplegic is getting up! He’s picking up his mat!

Prompter & Echoes

He is walking!

Scholar

I have never seen anything like it.
Jesus really can forgive sins, after all!

Prompter & Echoes

Amazing grace!