If the poor are on the moon...

by Richard Lung GB United Kingdom
July 1, 2018
No votes yet

If the poor are on the moon - Book coverA play about the work of Mother Teresa.

I had to put in a prelude, about a case of extreme wealth in India. It showed so well the miseries of untrammeled hedonism and acquistiveness. This of course is in the extremest contrast to the Mother Teresa Mission of Charity for the poorest of the poor.

Four acts follow. The first act is the future saints formative period. The key-note is the foreboding of the immensity of the task of diving into a sea of poverty. You will be over-whelmed.

The second act is actually prevailing, in that punishing round of duty to the helpless, in miserable conditions, day after day, from early hours to late at night.

The third act is in lighter mood, with the dawning realisation of the world of this dedication led by an extraordinary woman. And how the buoyancy of her spirits meet the worldly skepticism of the media.

The fourth act shows how the organisation of the Mission grows and diversifies and stabilises into a force for good in the world.

Author's Note: 

The title "If the poor are on the moon..." is taken from a well-known saying of Mother Teresa, which she completes by saying "we will go there, too."
This play was liberated, as a separate book, from the first part of my fifth poetry collection, "Radical!"

Add new comment

Books by Richard Lung

Scientific Method Of Elections (book) by Richard Lung
Non Fiction
740 views
If the poor are on the moon - Book cover
Religion and Spirituality
132 views
Science Is Ethics As Electics (book) by Richard Lung
Non Fiction
716 views
In The Meadow Of Night (book) by Richard Lung
Fiction
699 views
Echoes Of A Friend (book) by Richard Lung
Memoir
668 views
Science and Democracy Reviews. - Book cover
Non Fiction
181 views
 
" Your service is crucial and necessary for many writers."
- John B. Rosenman US  author of The Blue of Her Hair, The Gold of Her Eyes and A Senseless Act of Beauty