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Time adapted from poem “Lord, I Have Time” by Michel Quoist Intro

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					             Time                 adapted from poem “Lord, I Have Time” by Michel Quoist
Intro:       The world is a busy place. We all lead busy lives – maybe too                  busy. Too
busy for one another. Too busy for God. Maybe you            think “I’ll get around to thinking about
God later” But when is                  later? Let us present to you a short drama called “Time”
Lights fade up. All characters proceed on in line from stage left. Stand silently backs to audience.
Clocks projected in background. Ticking sfx starts
Narrator:      I went out, Lord. Men were coming out, coming and going, Walking and running. Ev-
               erything was rushing: Cars, trucks, the street, the whole town. People were rushing
               not to waste time. They were rushing after time, To catch up with time. To gain time.
Person 1:      Good-bye, Sir, Excuse me, I haven't time.
Person 2:      I'll come back. I can't wait. I haven't time.
Person 3:      I must end this letter--I haven't time.
Person 4:      I'd love to help you, but I haven't time.
Person 5:      I can't accept, having no time.
Person 6:      I can't think, I can't read, I'm swamped, I haven't time.
Persons 1-6: I'd like to pray, but I haven't time.
Narrator:     You understand, Lord, They simply haven't the time for You                       The child
is playing, He hasn't time for You
Person1:       Later on...
Narrator:      The schoolgirl has her homework to do. She hasn't time for You
Person 2:      Later on...
Narrator:      The student has his courses, And so much work. He hasn’t got time for You
Person 3:      Later on...
Narrator:      The young woman has her sports. She hasn’t got time for you
Person 4:      Later on…
Narrator:      The young married man has his new house to fix up. He hasn't time for You
Person 5:      Later on
Narrator:      The grandparents have their grandchildren. They haven't time for You
Persons 5&6:Later on...
Narrator:      They are ill, they have their treatments, They haven't time for You
Persons 5&6:Later on...
Narrator:      They are dying, they have no...(Ticking sfx stops) Too late!...They have no more
               time!
               And so all people run after time, Lord. They pass through life running-- Hurried, jos-
               tled, overburdened, frantic, And they never get there. They haven't time. In spite of
               all their efforts They're still short of time, Of a great deal of time. Lord, you must have
               made a mistake in your calculations, There is a big mistake somewhere. The hours
               are too short. The days are too short.
All:           Our lives are too short.
Lights off

				
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