Summary: A mother searching for Jesus to heal her son, only to arrive too late.
Style: Dramatic monologue Duration: 5-10 minutes.
Actors: 1 female


I’ve been traveling for days now. I heard about this healer, who actually heals people and doesn’t just take their money. I’m so desperate to save my baby. He was born with this problem. He’s so badly deformed and because of his mouth he can barely eat. He’s slowly dying in front of my eyes. I’ve tried so many things, talked to so many people and everyone says it’s hopeless and that I should just let him die. But I can’t, I’m his mother. I’m supposed to protect him, watch him grow and some day hold his babies. But then I began to hear rumors about this man from Galilee, this carpenter who can heal, just by speaking!

So here I am, trying to find him. I’ve walked for days, carrying him. My family thinks I’m crazy to even try. My husband wants to see our son whole, but is worried about the Pharisees. They call this man, this Jesus , a heretic. My mother has all but disowned me. But I can’t give up on my son and this man, this heretic, he is my only hope. 

First I heard he was in Bethlehem so I went there first, but they say I just missed him by a few days. He went to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. I’m walking into Jerusalem now. I’ve only been here a few times. Something feels different this time. The people are acting differently, almost spooked, but angry and on edge. And yet also depressed at the same time. I feel such a dark presence, I don’t like it. Maybe this is a bad idea. But I’ve come so far and I have no other options for my son. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to save him.

Excuse me, can you help me? I’m looking for this man they call Jesus. I’ve been told that he can heal people.

That was weird, she just ran away crying.

Excuse me, can you help me? I’m looking for Jesus. I need him to heal my son.

There was no reason to shout at me. I just asked for directions. Maybe this man isn’t who I’ve heard he is. His name definitely gets a strong reaction from people.

Excuse me, can you tell me where to find the man from Nazareth who heals people?

What do you mean he’s dead? No!! It’s not possible, I’ve come so far to see him. He’s my only hope. Please, tell me what happened.

Crucified!? Jesus? But why? This makes no sense. From all the stories I heard he was a good man. He went around doing good things for people, healing the sick, opening the eyes of the blind. Raising the dead, healing the lame. Why would anyone want to kill him?

What will I do now? What about my son? There really is no hope for him now. It’s over. I might as well find a tomb to bury him in. And if I bury my son, you might as well bury me as well. I don’t want to live without him. I can’t go on.

Excuse me, can you point me to the tomb where they buried Jesus? 

Maybe if I can touch his body, my son will be healed. I heard of a woman who was healed just by touching his clothes. I will try anything to heal my son. And if he isn't healed then it’s over. I 

won’t give up just yet.

The man said it was over this direction and that I shouldn’t be able to miss it. The soldiers were guarding it. I don’t know how I’ll get past the soldiers. But I’ve made it this far, I have to try.

I see some women, maybe they can help me.

Excuse me, I’ve heard that Jesus was buried somewhere near here. Can you help me find the tomb. I need to find him.

The tomb is empty?

He’s alive!

There is hope!!


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