Blinded Faith

  • Cast Number: 2
  • Run-time: 7 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Galatians 6:2

a short drama dealing with the question of suffering and faith, and the difficulty in seeing God’s presence in the midst of hardship.

 

                      Keywords: suffering, faith, anger, prayer, support, hardship, pain, illness, counseling

 

Bible Reference:        Galatians 6:2

 

Cast:             Two adult males, ages 30-50:

                      Ben

                      Mike

 

Set:               A hospital waiting room: plastic chairs, small table, “Intensive Care” sign.

 

Special effects:          None

 

Props:           Bible for Mike, telephone & flowers (on small table)

 

Costumes:    Normal street clothes

 

Lighting:       Standard

 

Sound:           Standard

 

Special  instructions:

The play was written for a church that was starting a Stephen Ministry initiative, in order to introduce the congregation to the program, but it can be utilized to represent any church/ministry which provides Christian counseling.

 

Time:            7 minutes

 

Sample of script:

 

BEN sits in a chair, look of anxiety.  MIKE, carrying Bible, enters hurriedly, approaches Ben.

 

Mike:              Ben!

 

Ben:                Hey, Mike.  Thanks for coming.

 

Mike:              Are you kidding?  I left as soon as I got your message.  How's Kyle?

 

Ben:                Still in a coma.  Katy and her mom are in there with him.  They only allow two at a time.

 

Mike:              I don't understand.  He was doing so well.

 

Ben:                I know.  He was responding to the treatment, doctor even said he was in remission.  Then all of a sudden...

 

Mike, opening Bible

Here, let's say a prayer.  I found a passage in Luke that I think will--

 

Ben:                With all due respect, Mike, I'd rather not.

 

Mike, surprised:

Excuse me?

 

Ben:                I'd really rather not pray, if that's okay.  It doesn't seem to be doing any good, anyhow.

 

Mike:              Come on, Ben, you don't mean that.

 

Ben:                Don't I?  (gesturing offstage)  My son is in there dying of some stupid disease I can't even pronounce, and God doesn't seem to care a bit!  I keep racking my brain, trying to figure out what he might have done.

 

Mike:              Who?

 

Ben:                Kyle.  I mean, he's only eleven years old.  What evil can an eleven year-old accomplish, anyway?  The worst he's ever done is skip his homework.  Surely that can't be enough to make God this angry.

 

Mike:              Ben, you can't be serious.  Kyle didn't do anything evil.

 

Ben:                Then it must have been me.  I don't get it.  I've tried my best to be a good father, a good husband.  I'm faithful to Katy, I don't abuse her or Kyle.  Maybe it was back when I was in college.  I smoked a lot of pot back then, slept around a lot.  (a beat)  I guess it's finally catching up with me.

 

Mike:              Ben, this isn't a punishment.  God doesn't take vengeance on a father by hurting his son.

 

Ben:                He did it to David.

 

Mike:              What?

 

Ben:                He killed David's baby, remember?  After David slept with Bathsheba.  (gesturing to Mike’s Bible)  It's right there in the Bible!

 

The complete script, plus all 2,000 other DramaShare scripts, are available at no charge to DramaShare members, non-members may purchase the individual script.

Membership Price: $0.00
Non-Membership Price: $12.00





 

Subscribe to Newsletter

Something new is coming... Stay up
to date with DramaShare!