Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Acts Of The Holy Ghost ~ Scene 5

  • Judea. JESSE is speaking* to disciples and 'crowd'.
  • You're blessed when you think life sucks. Let go and let the One inside you rule.

    You're blessed when you aren't in the 1%. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.

    You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for Knowledge. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.

    You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for.

    You're blessed when you can show nations how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. Otherwise you are just a war monger.

    You're blessed when your commitment to Truth provokes attacks. The persecution drives you even deeper into Enlightenment.

    Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then take the first step and do it for them. Add up the Torah and Prophets and this is what you get.

    Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don't be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook. These diseased trees with their bad apples are going to be chopped down and burned.

    You've may have been taught to retaliate against your enemies. But I say to turn away from retribution.

    You've heard it was written, "In the beginning God created Heaven and the Earth." But I tell you our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started--Wait!

    I did not come here to you to tell you to ignore the Law. I tell you I'm here to fulfill it. Don't disobey the Law until that happens.

    There is far more at stake here than religion. This Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath; he's in charge.

    But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don't work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.

  • [JEESE's speech is lowered and to the side CAI and a member of THE COUNCIL are talking.]
  • THE COUNCIL (member)
  • I see trouble brewing. He's saying on one hand to obey Scripture, but then he's saying it's garbage and that he's replacing it. He makes no sense. He's some kind of a nut.
  • CAI
  • We'll have to keep our eye on him. He is another one of those educated elite snobs who thinks he knows better than God's Word. If he gets a bigger following, The Council must take action.

  • [Fade to black.]

  • * MSG Bible, with variation

The Acts Of The Holy Ghost ~ A Play In One Act

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