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MORE THAN WORLDLY LOVE – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: unconditional love
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:43-48, 1 John 4:7
Style: drama/conversation: two different types
. of people walk along a street and react
. to different groups of people, first one
. demonstrating worldly love, and the second
. demonstrating Godly, unconditional love.
Cast: PEOPLE 1 – 5 (if there are more actors,
. you can split up the lines from 1, 2 or 3)
Set & Props: Bible
(PERSON or GROUP 1 stands at one end of the stage.
PERSON or GROUP 2 stands at the center of the stage.
PERSON 3 stands at the other end of the stage.
PERSON 4 enters and walks past PERSON/GROUP 1.)
P 1 Hello, good morning. How are you doing?
P 4 Hi, I’m doing very well, thank you.
. How are you?
P 1 Good, thanks.
(PERSON 4 continues walking along and meets up with
PERSON or GROUP 2.)
P 2 Hey, loser! What are you doing taking up
. the entire sidewalk? Can’t you walk straight?
. What’s your problem?
P 4 (angrily) What’s your problem?!
P 2 I’m looking at a loser!
P 4 I think you’re just looking in a mirror.
P 2 You’re such a loser!
P 4 Same to you! Loser!
(PERSON 4 scowls, turns, walks a few steps, trying
to compose themselves, then walks up to PERSON 3.)
P 3 (nicely) Hi, how are you doing?
P 4 I’m very fine? How are you?
P 3 Ah, confused. I just saw how you acted nicely to
. that person (those people) over there, and then,
. you were just now - very rude to this person here.
P 4 Well, sure, I’ll be nice to anyone who is nice
. to me. But if anyone dares to be rude to me,
. you can be sure I’m going to get them back.
. Whatever they dish out, they just better be ready
. to get it the same way. An eye for eye, right?
. You know what I’m saying?
P 3 I’m just curious who taught you this method
. of dealing? Or didn’t you have parents
. to teach you another way?
P 4 I have parents!
(PERSON 4 storms off stage. PERSON 5, carrying a Bible,
enters on the other side and meets up with PERSON 1.)
P 5 Good morning. How are you?
P 1 Hey, good morning to you. I’m doing great.
P 5 Hope you have an awesome day.
P 1 Take care.
(PERSON 5 walks along and meets up with PERSON 2.)
P 2 Ooooh, why it’s another loser taking up the
P 5 Hi, how are you doing?
P 2 I’m looking at a loser.
P 5 That’s too bad. Is there anything I can do
. to help you out?
P 2 Ah, well, you can, ah, keep on moving.
P 5 (still very kindly) Sure. Well, hope your day
. gets better. I’ll see you around.
(PERSON 5 keeps walking up to PERSON 3. PERSON 5 stops
to smile at PERSON 3.)
P 5 Hello, how’s your day going?
P 3 Better! I mean, it’s always nice to meet up
. with nice people... who are nice to everyone
. no matter what. You must have great parents!
P 5 Oh, I don’t have any parents. I’m an orphan.
. But I have an awesome heavenly Father.
P 3 You mean - God?
P 5 Yes, exactly.
P 3 I’ve heard that God can be a heavenly Father,
. but I don’t quite get it. How does that even work?
P 5 God loves everyone so much, and wants everyone
. to be part of His family. So when we accept God
. as our Savior, He becomes our Father, as well.
. He adopts us into His family. And He promises
. to love and keep His children – no matter what.
. It is unconditional love. And as a loving Parent,
. God teaches us and helps us to love others as well.
(As PERSON 5 speaks, PEOPLE 1 & 2 slowly start to join
PERSON 3, curious about what is being said.)
P 2 And how exactly does God teach us, huh?
P 5 Through His word, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit,
. and through other people who teach principles
. from the Bible. If you want to learn more,
. why don’t you join me. I’m on my way to church
. right now.
(PERSON 5 leads everyone off stage. Some PEOPLE
are eager, some are shrug and are mildly curious.)