In a previous article, I hinted about my background in the theater. Sometimes it was hard being a better playwright than actor. Faced with difficult lines, mediocre actors (like me?) are tempted to change them.
“I don’t understand what the line means”… but presumably the playwright does.
“That isn’t something I would have said”… but is it something the character would have said? How well do you know the character yet?
The great actors can perform great plays without changing the lines. Instead, they change their attitudes and understanding, trusting in the author’s intent.
Good advice for followers of Jesus as well.