This blog addresses a few criticism I received on a play I wrote and produced called, “The Cup.” The drama ran on Thursday and Friday of Holy week (Easter). This year marked its second year in production. I am thrilled to report it was packed house on both nights.
The play depicted Jesus time and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. I unpacked the figurative ‘Cup’ that Jesus asked God to remove from Him – exploring the types of sin that was in each of the cups with special attention given to the last cup that brought Jesus down to His knees making Him sweat drops of blood.
God really showed up as we attempted to display Jesus’ love, His compassion and ultimate sacrifice for you and for me.
Of course there is always a critic – and that’s okay!
Now let me say it this way, I (we) received many compliments about how great the production was. It warmed my heart, as well as the cast of plus 60 and all those who worked behind the scenes.
But there were those who found fault with the production. Let me me first say that “We won’t grow if everyone is constantly saying to us, “How Great Thou Art.” You can not improve upon perfection because perfection is the ultimate. And I admit I am no where near perfection.
Constructive criticism is always helpful because the motivation behind it is that the person really wants to see you do better. But then there are what I call ‘Modern Day Pharisees – MDPs.’ In biblical times Pharisees gave Jesus a hard time rebuking Him for not washing His hands, not making His disciples fast or healing people on the Sabbath Day.
In other words, they were sweating over the small stuff! Continue Reading…