Running Waters

Created by Carlos Silva, The Pitch 2012

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Lucy has been married to Harry Thompson, a Rector, for thirty years. She left her occupation as teacher to be able to follow her husband’s vocation and support him in his parish work. What seemed to be a happy marriage was torn to pieces when Harry started to work away from home on many requests by his supervisor the Diocesan Bishop Timothy Silverton. Harry was a popular and loved priest and admired by his parishioners and neighbors. Lucy faces an uncertain future as she has to leave the rectory, all the friends she had made in the parish and finds in her desperation that the friends she relied upon where not there for her. Life starts afresh for her.

Biblical Connection

...... because there was no room for them in the inn." Cf Luke 2:7 Mary and Josef travelled to Bethlehem to complete the census. Despite Mary’s advanced state of pregnancy they were not given lodgings until in desperation an innkeeper offered them his stable. Mary and Josef trusted what they had been foretold by the angel. 2000 years later a clergyman’s wife finds herself in a position of abandonment when her husband divorces her. He remains in the rectory while the wife has to move out. The unexpected event causes anxiety and distress as she has to build a life outside the church and parish; find accommodation, friends and start a completely new life for herself and even her children. This is a story exploring unconditional love, which was the new commandment Jesus gave the world. (John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.) Through his own outpouring of love and compassion for humanity he set an example of how man should live. However 2000 years later has that message vanished or been relegated to the shelf?