Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax collector Drama (Children’s version)
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax collector (Children’s Version) Luke.18.9-14
Artwork: The Pharisee and the Publican by Harry Lisgo
Narrator: Two people one day came into church, one was a Pharisee, the other a Tax Collector.
The Pharisee stood up and this is how he prayed.
I’m GOOD, I'M GREAT there’s no-one quite like me,
Look around at all the others, and you’ll see,
They’re LAZY, THEY'RE SELFISH, they tell tales all day long,
And I cannot be faulted for I never go far wrong.
And so he continued………
I’……m PERFECT, SO CHEERFUL, a pleasure to have around
I work just as requested and I never make a sound
He’s MESSY, untidy, his work is such a STATE,
And mine is simply perfect, and my homework’s never LATE.
And so he continued……..
I……. give my money to the poor, I give them what I can,
I say my PRAYERS AT NIGHT-TIME and I am your biggest fan God
But I’m pleased I’m not like him, always in a MESS,
And what I am about to say, you’ll never GUESS
And so he continued
He’s not been in the good book
Not seven times like me,
So am I getting through God?
Aren’t you pleased …. You’ve got a son …. Like me?
Narrator: The other child would not even raise his eyes to heaven,
but hung his head in shame and whispered…….
Oh God, I just can’t help myself at times……. I’m so sorry
Which of these two went on their way forgiven?
© Sheila Hamil revised January 2014