Mark 2:10b-11 (NLT)
10 [I will prove that I, the Son of Man, have the authority on earth to forgive sins.”] Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 11 “Stand up, take your mat, and go on home, because you are healed!”
TIME OF DAY:
As in scene 01-04, I have set the scene mid morning.
Strong sunlight comes from the door, which is off to the right of this scene. The door light is pale & runs across the paralysed figure on the ground & onto the figure of Jesus (in blue outer robe) kneeling next to the paralysed man.
Additional light is provided by the oil lamps, one of which you can see on it’s wooden stool, on the left of the scene. The oil lamps produce a more yellow/orange glow.
Jesus (in blue other robe) & paralysed man (on green mat.)
In this scene we can only see the face of one of the group of the teachers of religious law, who is looking decidedly angry at Jesus! That’s because he thinks Jesus has just blasphemed. There are various other people standing around the room, who we have seen in previous scenes in this story.
Centre stage belongs to the paralysed man on the mat & to Jesus, who is dressed in a blue outer robe, kneeling by his side. I was keen to convey the compassion Jesus had for the man, in his gestures & facial expression.
As with some of the previous scenes, we can not see any of the four friends of the paralysed man, who are all still up on the roof. In this scene we can see 2 of the 4 ropes, tied to the four corners of the man’s mat, which have lowered him to Jesus’ feet.