I Never Knew You
Matthew 7.23 ~ Revelation 3.20
This is a drama I once saw at the City Hall, performed by Riding Lights of York. It had a profound effect on me and those who were with me. It went something like this:-:
A person enters and plays out three parts of his life, by miming
a) an adolescent coming in from school, switching on TV rather than homework
b) a person of business, just in from the station, exhausted, having a drink, relaxing, feet up
c) an elderly person, looking for slippers, newspaper, teeth into cup
In between each ;-
Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in.
Each time the main character ignores the knock.
The final scene is when the person clutches his/her chest and dies.
A cleaning lady comes in with a sweeping brush, and says,
'Eh by gum he's/she's dead. (and goes out)
The main character stands up and realises that they have 'passed on'. They see a door , the same door that the knock was heard on.
He /she ventures towards it and knocks...and waits, knocks again and shouts. 'Hello can anyone hear me knocking/ will you let me in?'
A loud voice replies,
'Away from me, I never knew you.'(Matthew 7.23)
The main character walks off looking distressed.