I Confess!

Character enters from stage left and does the sign of the cross. He addresses the audience directly. The character can be anyone really, but it is useful to be interpreted as a frustrated priest who does so much for so many people, yet feels used. Priests are humans too.

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters… I am human. I have made mistakes. I’ve made bad choices in my life. I hurt the people I love and love the people I hurt. It can be said that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words. My head has always been a whirlpool of hatred. Externally I appeared innocent and pure. Everyone thought I was a nice person, someone who would be helpful. They all used me. Every single one of them used me! I did everything they asked of me, helped them. The words “Okay, no problem I’ll help” became my secret way of saying “I hate you for using me!” My thoughts were pure, not because they were unclean but because they were truthful. My words were filthy yet so pure on the surface – a simple lie. I feel guilt in what I have done and in what I have failed to do. How much more could I have done though? I worked myself to breaking point then I added the weight of helping them, helping you! My downfall, through my fault, through their fault, through your most grievous fault. Are we the destroyers of our own fates or does everyone around us ruin it for us? You aren’t going to help me therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints. They care! THEY CARE! I placed my trust and love in your arms yet you dropped me! Now, you, my brothers and sisters, return the favours I’ve done and pray for me to the Lord our God!

 Amen.

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