” When actors pretend they are unbelievable, when they act we have no choice” Lunani Joseph
Marionettes have no life but their form comes to life when their strings are pulled and someones breath speaks for them. Puppets are useless rugs unless someone manipulates their form and tell their story. Actors on the other hand put to life dead lines.
That does not mean that marionettes and puppets are any less but the actors behind these two arouse our understanding of their story and build a backdrop of a living being. Life has been equated to a script and we often come out as “players” in that script. God has the power to change the script but our actions influence his well laid out will and purpose. This does not mean our good deeds can save us. On the contrary we require his grace and even when we fall short his mercy covers us. When we allow to be marionettes and puppets following his statutes then we have a great performance. There are times we require to put life in “dead” parts of our life scripts. These call for our stand for truth, good deeds and selfless character.
in my acting career I have had a chance to follow the script as is(the play “the burdens” and “the ladder” as well as many set book pieces) since any deviation causes confusion and distracts the true intended meaning. Then we have had other plays and TV dramas whose scripts when followed word for word would be bizarre and unbelievable. In such we have been forced to improvise, ad-lib and personalize the lines to suit the scene.
So when do we follow and when do we personalize our actions in lifes’ script? I am sure God is his ultimate wisdom through the Holy Spirit and the word deposited in us will direct each one of us.
Today I celebrate four years in marriage! I thank God for my beautiful, graceful and prayerful wife Dorine Akinyi Nalo whose companionship and association have brought the best out of me. I am learning to be blind, to be dumb, to be deaf as I love my queen. I have also adopted the art of following like a marionette in love and act in love. I love you more today and pray good tidings and favour of the Lord to be to you. Happy 4TH Anniversary!