Theme: Forgiveness is difficult, forgetting is even more of a problem. Debts and trespasses come in many shapes and sizes and aren’t easily defined and harder to forgive.
Bible Reference: Matthew 6:/p>
Cast: 5, (except for VOG may be m or f)
Jamie, Tyler, Morgan, Payton
VOG (offstage voice of God)
Set, Sound, Costumes: standard
Sample of script:
Tyler, Morgan, Payton sitting upstage
Jamie comes onstage to downstage location, Payton rolls eyes, looks angry
Morgan: What’s wrong Payton, something you don’t like about Jamie being here?
Payton: It’s a free country Morgan, I guess anyone can come and go anywhere they want to.
Tyler: Wow, Payton! . . . Doesn’t sound like you are too glad to see Jamie.
Payton: Guess you could say Jamie isn't at the top of my Christmas card list.
Morgan: Did something happen between you and Jamie?
Payton: Let’s just say we have issues. . But that’s OK, since I am a Christian I have forgiven Jamie.
VOG: You maybe are forgetting my instructions are to forgive and forget. Sounds to me you are forgiving and remembering.
all actors react to VOG
Morgan: You scare me when you do that!
VOG: Sometimes maybe that’s a good thing.
Payton: But God, if you remember I prayed about it and I said I forgave Jamie, and I even asked you to forgive him too.
VOG: Quick instruction for you Payton . . . when you pray don’t give me instructions, just report for duty.
Payton: Sorry God.
VOG: Yes Payton, I sense you are indeed sorry. . . Now back to this issue with Jamie.
Payton: That’s just a matter between me and Jamie.
VOG: Actually Payton, that’s where you are wrong. If you talked with Jamie about this . . . which I strongly suggest you do . . you would actually find out Jamie has no idea what you are talking about.
Payton: Well isn't that just great! . . Here I follow your instructions and I forgive Jamie for his trespasses or debts or whatever against me . . and he doesn’t even remember.
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