Sep 18, 2012

Readers' Theatre: Mark 9: 30-37


Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Mark 9:30-37, the gospel reading for Proper 20 B (the 17th Sunday after Pentecost).  It is set for two readers.

Readers’ Theatre: Mark 9:30-37

Leaving that region, they traveled through Galilee.
Jesus didn’t want anyone to know he was there,
for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them.
He said to them,

The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies.
He will be killed,
but three days later he will rise from the dead.

They didn’t understand what he was saying, however,
and they were afraid to ask him what he meant.
After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house,
Jesus asked his disciples,

What were you discussing out on the road?

But they didn’t answer,
because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.
He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said,

Whoever wants to be first must take last place
and be the servant of everyone else.

Then he put a little child among them.
Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,

Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf
welcomes me,
and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me
but also my Father who sent me.