21 Grams – Adult Males – Dramatic

“Well, thanks for finally seeing me” from the film “21 Grams.” Jack Jordan is in prison for killing a man and two children in a hit-and-run accident. He angrily confesses to Reverend John that he feels betrayed and abandoned by God, while Rev. John attempts to save Jack’s faith. Ideal for Adult Males in their 30s-40s. 1-2 Mins.

Written By: Guillermo Arriaga

REV JOHN and JACK:

REV JOHN

Well, thanks for finally seeing me. They tell me you don’t want to eat.

 

JACK

I’m not hungry.

 

REV JOHN

Jack, Jesus didn’t come to free us from pain. He came to give us the strength to bear it.

 

JACK

Maybe He wanted this pain for me.

 

REV JOHN

No, He had nothing to do with this. It was an accident.

 

JACK

No, it wasn’t an accident… Jesus chose me for this.

 

 

REV JOHN

Jack, ask for the mercy of Jesus Christ.

 

JACK

If it was an accident, why do I have to ask for His mercy? …

“I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. —

 

REV JOHN

Don’t be so prideful. That’s a sin. —

 

JACK

“And the fearful and unbelieving. And the abominable, the murderers, the warmongers, —

 

REV JOHN

Jack, listen to me. —

 

JACK

“the sorcerers and the idolaters and all liars–

 

REV JOHN

Jesus came to save us, not to damn us.

 

JACK

“shall have their part… in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” Revelation 21:8.

 

REV JOHN

Jesus, loves you. But He also knows how to punish arrogant sinners like you.

 

JACK

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chaste.” Revelation 3:19.

Jesus betrayed me.

 

REV JOHN

Stop this shit, or you’re going straight to hell!

 

JACK

Hell? … This is hell. Right here!

 

REV JOHN

You’re damning your soul! You shut up now… and ask Christ to forgive you!

 

JACK

Hey! Forgive me? I did everything He asked me to do! I changed! I gave Him my life, and He betrayed me. He put that fucking truck in my hand so I could carry out His will and made me kill that man and those girls. But hey, He didn’t give me the strength to stay and save them.

 

REV JOHN

Don’t blaspheme, you bastard! Christ had nothing to do with this!

 

JACK

God even knows when a single hair moves on your head… And you taught me that.

 

REV JOHN

We’re gonna pray for you, Jack.

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