Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Short Dramas and Plays PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Opening For The Replacement Disciple
by David Ian
09/09/05
Not For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





The Replacement Disciple
© 2000 by David Ian (Revised 2003)

(As first performed by David Ian for the Christian Drama Improvement Conference 2000)

(Speaks with a British accent)
My friends tell me that if I’m going to go on a speaking circuit that I must have some sort of “celebrity status” or “claim to fame”. Well, I’ll demonstrate my celebrity status, shall I? (Puts on some dark glasses) Hello, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Matthias. (waits)

Well, the rafters aren’t coming down from your thunderous applause are they? (or, “I’m not suddenly deafened by the thunderous applause” if outdoors, etc.) So much for my "celebrity status." (Puts dark glasses away)

But I do have a claim to fame, and that is I’m one of The Twelve Disciples, though you won’t find me if you go looking through Matthew, or Mark, or Luke, or John, and therein lies a story, innit? You see, when Judas Iscariot went out and did his bit, then went off and died -- Wellll, that left them straightaway without a disciple didn’t it? Things started getting awkward after that. I mean, you go to a restaurant and its: “reservations for The Twelve Disciples, seating for eleven, please.” Or you go on one of those morning talk shows and you say, “Yes, well, we’re The Twelve Disciples, but we’re sort of missing one indefinitely,” and then they bring up the whole Judas thing and things go downhill from there.

So they decided that they needed a replacement disciple, to fill in the vacancy, and that’s what I am, I’m a REPLACEMENT DISCIPLE.

There’s a job, innit? A “Replacement Disciple”. People ask me what do I do and I tell them I’m a Replacement Disciple, and they say, “oh, very nice, it’s about time we got some new faces around here, who’d you replace?” And I tell them, I tell them I replaced Judas Iscariot. And they look at me askance and they say, “Well, you don’t have to do much to fill his sandals, do ya? What did you put on your resume to get the job, eh? ‘Haven’t betrayed the Son of God twenty years’ running’? ‘Kept yer fingers out of the money pouch twelve years in a row’ eh?” (throw away line) Well, eight years, anyway.

People think I’ve got a soft job, people think I’ve got it easy. They don’t realize what kind of pressure I’m under as a new disciple – it’s tough to hang around with that lot and hold your own. There are some heavy hitters in that group, some of them are household names. They’ve got the celebrity status, don’t they? I mean, you go to one of those “Twenty-Year Disciple Reunions”, right? And everybody is there, and people are pointing around and they’re saying “oh, look over there, there’s Peter, he walked on water, didn’t he? And over there, that’s John, he’s known as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, very nice, and who’s that? Who that over there? That’s James, he’s one of the “Sons of Thunder” Jesus called him, how exciting. And who’s that? Who’s that over there? Oh, no bother for him, that’s just Matthias, he’s just THE REPLACEMENT DISCIPLE!
I don’t get much respect! People waggle their finger at me and say “Oh, well, you’re not one of the originals, are you?” Huh. “One of the originals…” Sounds like I’m one of The Beatles or something.

(Affecting a Liverpool accent) “Oh, no, I’m not an original, but I do hang around a lot with John and Paul, don’t I? What do you think, John?” (Answering as John) “ Well, I think it needs more rehearsal, don’t it?”

We do sound like some sort of pop group, don’t we? “The Disciples”. It’s no wonder people get puzzled as to what we’re on about. I mean, it’s bad enough that Peter, Paul and Mary are hanging out together. That joke was for the older crowd. You younger lot, did you get that last bit? Good, I don’t want to be showing me age, here…


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by David Ian or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1244 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com