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Drama Role ‘An Emotional Challenge’

Drama Role ‘An Emotional Challenge’
Samuela Burese (left, depicting John), Pipiana Mua (right, depicting Mary) and Maciu Vatuloka (depicting Jesus) of Raiwaqa Parish during the crucifixion drama on March 30, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
March 31
11:00 2018

‘It made me realise that the role of Mary was the biggest responsibility that one could hold. I think the Holy Spirit worked in us today’

For any young woman portray­ing the role of Mary, the moth­er of Jesus, can be emotionally challenging.

This was the sentiment of 17-year-old Pipiana Mua after a drama by the youth group portraying Jesus’ cruci­fixion during the Good Friday Mass at the Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Raiwaqa yesterday.

She described the event as a histori­cal moment filled with emotions.

Ms Mua, who is also the social and justice executive for the Raiwaqa Church youths, was filled with tears and said the drama portrayed the love of a mother for her son.

“The emotion just came naturally. I prepared for the day spiritually and went through meditation and prayers and retreats for this role.”

“And it made me realise that the role of Mary was the biggest respon­sibility that one could hold. I think the Holy Spirit worked in us today (yesterday).”

Ms Mua said for each of them, from the role of Jesus to the soldiers, they had to put their minds and heart into the performance.

“We started practising from the sec­ond week of school this year and we were focused,” she said.

She added that the Easter Vigil mass ended today and advised youths in Fiji to attend church and serve God, but it had to come from within.

“Jesus is always there waiting. It takes a strong person to come for­ward to God. A simple thank you Lord for this day is a step closer to Him,” Ms Mua said.

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