4 friends (Kyle, Todd, Carley and Ashley), paralysed man (Walter), people in crowd, Jesus, scribes
Four friend enter, dragging friend on a blanket. They stop in front of a crowd of people that are all facing a window looking
at something. People in crowd are weaving and muttering about not being able to see anything.
Okay, stop here guys. This has to be the place. Look at the size of this crowd.
Fine with me. Walter, we love ya, babe, but you're heavy.
Sorry guys. Thanks for bringing me.
Don't mention it. We need a goalie for our hockey team. Hey buddy, can we squeeze past. We need a miracle here.
Irate crowd member:
Dream on. Take a number. We all got problems. I can barely see the big guy myself.
We're never going to get in there. This situation calls for a creative solution. Time to think outside the box.
All I know is if the crowd gets any bigger in that house, it'll blow the roof off.
That's it! Todd, you're brilliant. Through the roof. We'll go thru the roof.
Hold on a minute guys. I mean, I've kind of gotten used to not being able to walk. What's a few more years…?!
No way, Walt. Carley is right. What's that roof made out of anyway -- mud and sticks. Todd, you still got that camp shovel.
All righty then. We're going in.
[Crowd sits on the floor to appear lower. Walt's 4 friends emerge over top of a lg stacking table. Make digging motions. Then
Walt lies on tummy across top of table, head looking down thru to crowd/audience. Tumbles off with lots of falling noises
and arrrggghhs. Crowd goes ooh/ahh. Friends look down the way Walt just did. Walt is sprawled on floor in front of Jesus.]
Nice of you to drop in. What can I do for you?
Well, I can't walk. And my friends need a goalie for their hockey team.
Jesus [looking at friends]:
Say no more. Buddy, your sins are forgiven.
Thanks. Just walking would have been nice. Or lacing up skates…
Scribe 1 (aside):
Did you hear that.
Yeah. Who does Jesus think he is, telling people their sins are forgiven.
Uh, I heard that. You guys just don’t get it. There's no real difference between saying ' Get up and walk' and 'Your
sins are forgiven.' Not in my universe anyway.
[Jesus to Walter]
Like I said Walter, stand up. Go on. Pick up your mat and go home.
Walt [tentatively flexing and stretching one leg at a time]:
Would you take a look at that. Maybe I can. [Picks up blanket].
Carley. Todd. Ashley. Kyle. Come on down here. Looks like we're going home. You better find me some skates and a big ole wide
Friends [climbing down] :
Don’t need to tell me twice. Hey, thanks Jesus. [Friends leave.]
Do you see that. Freaky! Unbelieveable! Wait until I tell the folks back home! Who's gonna want to play against THAT team?!