by Gail Kennedy Keffer

This series is written in first person of the character as he/she may have felt at that time. These were first designed for use on a church web site to offer a weekly devotional. The questions are given to help develop questioning in our minds and lead to a further understanding of the way that particular character(s) applies to our everyday life. We have found that the series for Advent has also been used as a monologue or conversation in a short one-act play, and some churches have printed them and passed them out to the church members for personal devotions. Some have also used them as a group Bible study with questions leading to discussions.

I feel that there is a place for almost everyone in the story of Christ's death, so study of it helps us to find what is expected of us for the spreading of His Word today. All of us are tempted daily and sometimes we also deny Christ or do not take the opportunity to spread the Good News. We are all sinners. Sometimes we want to give and do so generously. Sometimes we just take. Sometimes we run.