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LOVE IS A CHOICE - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: love is a choice
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 9: 24 - 27
Style: comedy/conversation: scientist shows
. assistant the robot created to show
. the perfect love, but there are glitches
Cast: Scientist, Assistant,
. Robot (person moves & talks very stiffly)
Set & Props: remote control, podium or table, potted tree
(SCIENTIST walks in with ASSISTANT)
S I have done it. Where God has failed,
. I have succeeded.
A Wh - what are you talking about?
(SCIENTIST pushes a remote control button.
ROBOT "walks" out onto stage.)
A Wh - what is it?
S May I introduce - the 4200 L.U.A. robot.
A I’m pretty sure God could have created that.
(SCIENTIST pushes a button. ROBOT stops.)
S Ah-ha! But I have created a being
. that will show love and kindness to all people –
. no-matter-what. No questions asked - no guilt –
A And - no warm and fuzzy feelings!
S Eh – overrated. You see,
. God created human beings with choices.
. This is where we get into trouble,
. because sometimes a person decides to love you,
. then hate you, then just barely LIKE you.
. But this robot will always love you. Here -
. I’ll show you what I mean with a demonstration.
(SCIENTIST pushes a button. ROBOT turns to him.) 2
R I – love – you.
S Robot, this is CARY, a little imp who likes to cause
. a lot of trouble. A real scum of the earth –
A (indignant) Hey!
R (to ASSISTANT) I - love - you, Cary.
S See! It just doesn’t matter who you are,
. or what you’ve done. And it doesn’t matter
. how THEY are feeling. For instance,
. (to ROBOT) hey you dumb robot.
. You’re just a worthless scrap of metal
. and I don’t like you anymore.
(ROBOT turns to audience)
R I - love - you.
S See? See that? Isn’t it wonderful?
. Soon everybody will feel-the-love.
A But it’s so – cold. And - It doesn’t
. really mean anything.
S Of course it does. It means – I love you!
(ROBOT walks up to podium and looks at it.)
R I - love - you.
S Hey, we’re over here, you dumb robot.
A Problems already!
(ROBOT sees a potted tree and walks over.)
R You look - like you need - a hug.
(ROBOT puts arms out and walks into tree,
bumping into it over and over.)
A It’s going to hurt the tree.
S Robot! I’M-the-one that needs the hug! 3
(ROBOT hears this and walks over to SCIENTIST.
ROBOT pats SCIENTIST on the shoulder
with very clumsy hard hits.
SCIENTIST winces in pain with each pat.)
R Don’t - worry, everything - will be - all right.
S No-no- nooo it won’t.
(SCIENTIST presses button to "shut down" the ROBOT.)
S I have failed.
A Well, at least you TRIED to make the world
. a better place.
S I’m such a failure!
A No you’re not.
S There’s just so little love in this world.
A There’s some love. And when there is,
. it’s because a person has CHOSEN to love.
. God created us that way for a reason.
S (crying) But some of us are so unlovable.
A Well, God loves you. God loves EVERYBODY –
. completely, unconditionally, no matter what.
. God is love.
S That is a comfort, but – (sobbing)
A There-there. If it means anything, I love you.
S (wailing) You’re just saying that because
. you’re my assistant and I pay you.
A Well, I am your assistant, but – ah -
. you don’t really pay me.
S Really? And you still love me?
S Because you don’t have to if you–
A But I want to.
A Because - God created you. And I care.
S Wow! You just don’t know what that means to me.
. Thank you. Thank you so much.
(ASSISTANT puts an arm around SCIENTIST as they walk out.)
A Now, let’s see what else we can try to invent.
. Huh? I know that always cheers you up.
S You really DO care, don’t you?