Readers' Theatre: Luke 14: 25-33

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Luke 14:25-33.  It is set for two voices.

Readers’ Theatre: The Cost of Being a Disciple
(Luke 14:25-33)

If you want to be my disciple,
you must hate everyone else by comparison—
your father and mother,

wife and children,

brothers and sisters—

yes, even your own life.

Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.

And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me,
you cannot be my disciple.

But don’t begin until you count the cost.

For who would begin construction of a building
without first calculating the cost
to see if there is enough money to finish it? 

If you don’t, you might complete only the foundation
before running out of money,

and then everyone would laugh at you. 
They would say,

There’s the person who started that building
and couldn’t afford to finish it!

Or what king would go to war against another king
without first sitting down with his counselors
to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat
the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? 

And if he can’t,
he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace
while the enemy is still far away. 

In the same way,
you cannot become my disciple
without giving up everything you own.