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Look Out the Window - Quiz and Author's Insights
A quiz to get you digging into the Bible, and the author shares her thoughts about the script.
Hi readers! Below is the quiz and author’s insights to the current installment of the Mind Stayed series, Look Out the Window, by Tamara Peachy.
(What did you think of the piece? Feel free to share your thoughts, and also your responses to the quiz, in this week’s discussion.)
The quiz below is written in such a way as to possibly provoke you in three different ways: 1) to get you to read the Bible if you don’t know the references, 2) to affirm your Bible knowledge if you do know the references, and/or 3) to get you reading closely.
All these adjectives describe the Eskin. Which adjective is most relevant for the play’s moral message.
What scripture verse motivated this script?
1 Corinthians 2:14
What traits made Ash’s action foolish?
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The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
A surface reading of this script might remind readers of the historical account of Noah and the Ark. The Biblical saga of one righteous man’s warning of impending rain is certainly an acceptable comparison. However, it isn’t this particular Biblical narrative that inspired my script. Instead, my play is inspired by a New Testament verse, specifically from the verse above (1 Corinthians 2:14).
The window serves as an incremental revelation. Rose is open and willing to peer into the things of the Spirit to see a spiritual reality. Ash, who refuses to look out the window, is unable to discern this supernatural reality. He considers Rose foolish because his perception is marred by the Eskin. The Eskin represents the flesh, which is unable to recognize the things of the Spirit. Ash’s inability to discern the present reality is directly connected to his reliance on a deceptive and unreliable device—a device that is a metaphorical representation of our human fallenness.
I also intentionally gave Ash and Rose noticeably different temperaments. Rose is serene, personable, and gracious. Ash is short-tempered, disconnected, and gruff. People who yield to the Spirit will often resemble Rose’s personality. Those who rely on the flesh are less amiable and will match Ash’s cruelty.
Finally, we must remember that we approach Jesus by way of the Spirit. To understand His ways and appreciate His beauty, we must rely on the Spirit. We must guard ourselves from trying to approach or understand Jesus by our own strength and will. If we rely on our flesh, Jesus’s message will appear foolish to us. God is holy and supernatural, and we must rely on the Holy Spirit to discern His will for our lives.
About Tamara Peachy
Tamara Peachy graduated from Taylor University in Indiana with a theatre degree. Since graduation, she has written and produced three of her own original scripts. Currently, she is involved in a community theatre called The Commons Theatre, where she helps direct teenagers.
You can connect with Tamara via email at email@example.com
She is an avid blogger at http://songofsongs710.blogspot.com
You can also learn about her theatrical career at https://tamarapeachy.weebly.com
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