What Doesn't Make You Strong

  • Cast Number: 3
  • Run-time: 5 minutes
  • Bible Reference: 1Corinthians 8
Do I have a responsibility to my weaker "brother"? Must I watch what I do in case my actions impact on someone else?
In this drama a young man feels he is free to do as he wishes, until his lifestyle proves the undoing of his brother.

Sample of script:

Jimmie comes on stage, obviously very unhappy, sits down, after a few second Bill and Don come on stage

Bill, to Jimmie: Hey little brother!

Jimmie, hesitates to look at Bill, mumbles: Oh, hi Bill.

Bill, to Don: So I said to him, “Like what’s the big deal, I mean, it’s no biggie!”

Don: Well, maybe not to you, Bill, but I just would be a little concerned that maybe what you do might be seen by others as . . .

Bill: Give me a break Don! I mean, I look after me, it’s up to the next guy to look after himself, way I see it.

Don: Well, don’t you think you have any responsibility for others?

Bill: Look this is no biggie! The guys from work are all going to the bar after work, why shouldn’t I go along? Everybody knows that I have a coke when I go to the bar, doesn’t bother me, and if it bothers the guys who are drinking liquor then, way I see it, it’s their problem, not mine.

Jimmie: That was a coke you were drinking Bill?

Bill: Yeh, everyone there knows it was a coke, some of the guys gave me a dig about having a pop in the bar, runs off me like water off a duck’s back. Like I say, no biggie to me.

Don: Well, Bill, it’s not so much the guys from work that concern me, what if someone sees you there and doesn’t realize you are having a coke and not liquor?

Bill: It’s up to everyone to stand on their own two hind legs, alright? No use someone trying to spoon feed someone else, they gotta make their own decisions, learn on their own, in their own way. It’s like what I always say, “What doesn’t kill you makes you strong.”

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