Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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My premise for the play “Extreme Unction”: victims and victimizers of torture cannot triumph: the effects of torture are forever.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.   One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.  The other is Good.  
It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, 
compassion and faith."  The grand son thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"  The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."
Raison Pour Écriture:
In the juxtaposition of five of the seven blessed sacraments of the Catholic faith, Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Holy Eucharist and Extreme Unction with the actions of various victimizers of torture and victims of torture I plan to weave the experiences of the characters of the play with the actors lives and anti-social behavior.
Extreme Unction, a Sacrament prior to Vatican II.  A few of the Sacraments were renamed, but were not substantively changed.  Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick): to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to those seriously ill.  It consists essentially in the unction, or an anointing, cleansing oil, by a priest to a sick person, accompanied by a suitable form of words.  In this play it is used as a passionate and intense redemption for extreme sins against humanity.
Today Extreme Unction: is used to anoint the sick.  Its purpose is to heal the body and strengthen the spirit.

The Sacraments of Healing are Penance (Reconciliation--new name) and Anointing of the Sick.