Voices in the foot in the cross
Here is a series of monologues which can be used on their own or as part of a longer mediation within the cross plus the response of several character types involved in the Good Friday story.
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Monologues 1 - five
adapted exactly where stated by " Sounds from the crowd O Week Deep breathing 3вЂќ from " Stages on the way" (Wild Goose Publications 1998) В© WGRG, Iona Community, G2 3DH
1 . Christ is condemned to death Mt 28. 1-2, 11-26
adapted coming from Stages along the way WWRG Iona Community pg 148f
And I'm Barabbas
and Now i'm a free gentleman,
looking at my personal cross,
only I'm certainly not on it
I'm just position here - alive
and he is right now there dying
We shouldn't hold off here for very long
Everyone knows me
and is aware what We have done
To some I'm a hero - a man of action
To others - I'm a man to be feared
my name is terror to the Romans
They trapped me and caught me
It absolutely was inevitable
I knew it would happen one day
and so I wasn't worried
They can eliminate me, but there's certainly one of me
and I've killed lots of these people
So it's been worth it
The trial was a foregone conclusion
And so there I was
sitting in death row
waiting for the inevitable
while i heard this chanting
" Barabbas вЂ¦ Barabbas вЂ¦вЂќ
all these people shouting my name
I was about my neck in trouble
I was at the end of the line, in Death Row,
I was gonna be nailed to a mix
of course, if I had not died by simply sunset
they might probably break my lower limbs,
just to be quick me along
not even Pilate is silly enough
to leave us up there within the Sabbath
So with that at heart
I had not been really irritated what more they did in my opinion
they can't whatever it takes worse than crucifixion
Having that hanging more than you clears your mind,
why be terrified of everything else?
Next thing that happened
there was clearly a key completed the lock
and they unchained me
took me outside
вЂ¦ and just let me go
I stood generally there blinking inside the sunlight
designed for very long
I actually didn't know very well what had happened
but I really could see my chance
and I was not going to hang around long enough
to allow them to decide they'd made a blunder
I leaped and happened to run
If I have got the story straight
Pilate gave them the choice
relieve Jesus or release me, Barabbas
and they chose вЂ¦me
And for the first time since I actually don't know the moment
simply no I'll be genuine
вЂ¦ I believe scared
Till today Trying to find certain
The fight have been everything
There has been nothing essential than each of our fight to cleanse the land of such filthy Aventure And I was certain
It had been all clear in my mind
I would fight them
of course, if I was trapped I would die
and it could be worth it
the fight was everything
and I was proud to die for the reason.
I by no means felt even more certain
I feel like I'm element of something greater than our fight
sure, even bigger than our battle
It's just like I'm swept up in some other story
and I don't actually know which side Now i'm on
I actually never asked to join in
although I'm feel as if I'm engaged
and I abhor it
I don't understand
Christ, what's taking place?
What is going on?
What makes you about to die on my cross?
it doesn't make any feeling
You're the dreamer -- you're the great guy
almost all talk about the Kingdom
but to what end?
вЂcos you were never going to sign up for our fight
all dreams, all discuss - zero action
however they say that looking at Pilate
you said nothing
and most likely now dying
and I won't be able to understand why?
Why does this seem like a nightmare?
What trigger are you declining for?
will you be dying personally?
in my place?
That makes not any sense in any way
I'm the fearless person of action,
- combat to the death
but now I am just doing practically nothing
just ranking here
and you're up there
on my cross
and i also feel afraid
2 . Jesus is flogged Mt 27. 26b
Although Pilate experienced Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Would you become here
if you were me?
I'm Peter - that's the...