One of my favorite Leo Tolstoy short stories is “Where Love Is, God Is”. It is profound in its simplicity at any time of year, but certainly suits this season. A few years ago, I turned the story into a reader’s theater for seven voices. It takes about 12-14 minutes to perform. A couple of churches of which we’ve been a part have used it during Advent or Lent.
“Martin!” suddenly seemed to sound in his ears.
Martin started from his sleep: “Who is here?”
He turned around, glanced toward the door—no one.
Again he fell into a doze. Suddenly he plainly heard, “Martin! Ah, Martin! Look tomorrow on the street. I am coming.”
In light of all that is going on in our world, Tolstoy’s story has a valuable message for us here and now. A conversation this morning brought this story to mind. Click on the link below to download the reader’s theater script if you’d like to use it in your own church or school.