What a change from those problematic plays about the parables! First a huge miracle, the Feeding of the Five Thousand, and now this play that’s just filled to overflowing with miracles. (Literally! As people are healed just by touching the hem of Jesus’ cloak.)
I take the opportunity in this play to address a long time pet peeve of mine: the way that contemporary Christians often turn the gospel accounts into simplistic fables that allow them to actually feel superior to the disciples who struggled through the reality of the situations. In this way, a man actually walks on water in this account, and what do we make of it? A cautionary tale about insufficient faith! To take Andrew’s tone and terminology from the play: Dude! Seriously???