Act 1* The play begins in a church where members are singing a gospel song. * The pastor, Margaret Alexander, starts her sermon with a story about King Hezekiah sending for the prophet Isaiah to guide him in spiritual matters. * Margaret sums up the story by saying that when there's trouble, people choose people of God to help them. * In order to help others, Margaret tells the congregation that they must lead holy lives. * According to Margaret, reading the comics and driving a truck for a liquor company aren't being holy. * After singing another song, Sister Moore, a church elder comes up. * Sister Moore tells the congregation that their pastor will be leaving that day to help at a Philadelphia church. * After the congregation sings another song, Sister Moore asks if anyone needs special attention. * A young woman, Ida Jackson, walks forward with a sick baby. * After explaining that she's...
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