Monday, February 25, 2008

try this improvisation [7]: Give me a drink

At yesterday's Eucharist on the Parks we were responding to the Gospel account of an encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. There's banter between the 2, leading to a powerful moment when the woman asks Jesus for a drink of the water which, he has promised, will quench her thirst for ever. As the wine was shared at the Eucharist we used these words, with the person giving the cup saying the 2 lines beginning "Here..." and the person receiving saying "Give me..."

"[Name] Here you will never be thirsty."
"Give me a drink."
"Here you will never be thirsty."

There was some discussion about whether we should say "Give me a drink please" but in the end decided that we liked the urgency of the line on its own.

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