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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: unconditional love, be forgiving
SCRIPTURE: Luke 17:4, John 10:27-30, Jude 1:21
Style: drama/conversation: a group of kids hear
. that a friend let a secret slip out.
. They want to shun that person,
. but another friend wants to forgive her.
Cast: LISA, MANDY, PEOPLE 1 – 3 (if there are
. more actors, you can split up the lines)
Set & Props:
(PEOPLE 1, 2, and 3 [or more] gather to talk.)
P 1 Hey, everyone, I’m getting so excited
. for Lisa’s surprise party!
P 2 Well, don’t get too excited.
P 1 Why? What happened?
P 3 Mandy blew it.
P 1 What?!
P 2 She opened her big mouth and
. let the cat out of the bag.
P 1 So Lisa knows?
P 3 Everything!
P 2 Mandy let part of the secret slip out, and then
. she figured she’d just tell her everything.
P 1 Well, now we know we can’t trust Mandy anymore!
P 2 I think we should tell Mandy that
. she is not allowed to come to the party.
P 3 I say Mandy can NOT be our friend anymore.
P 1 I agree. If you can’t trust someone,
. you do not want them as a friend.
(LISA enters and walks up to the group.)
P 2 Let’s just ignore her from now on.
LISA Who? Me?
P 3 Hey Lisa. No! Not you.
P 1 Never you! And so sorry, by the way,
. that the surprise party has been totally ruined.
LISA I don’t think it’s been ruined.
P 2 Mandy totally ruined the surprise for you!
P 1 I just can’t believe she was that stupid.
P 3 So we are uninviting her to the party.
LISA But I want her to come to the party.
P 2 You can’t! Not after what she did.
LISA She’s still our friend.
P 1 No she’s not. We totally unfriended her.
LISA But why?
P 1 You can’t be friends with someone you can’t trust.
LISA I trust her. So she made a mistake.
P 2 A BIG mistake! We worked so hard to make this
. a great surprise.
LISA It still is.
P 3 No, it’s not. Everything’s totally ruined.
P 1 Oh, here she comes.
(GROUP becomes quiet as MANDY enters and approaches.)
MANDY Hi... everyone.
(GROUP ignores MANDY.)
P 2 Do you hear something?
P 3 Not really. Just some annoying little sound.
LISA (balking) Hi, Mandy.
MANDY What’s – going on?
(GROUP continues to ignore MANDY.)
LISA (to GROUP) Come on, guys!
(MANDY wipes a tear from her eye.)
MANDY I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to-
P 2 To give away the whole surprise? How could you?
MANDY I’m terrible at lying. And Lisa could tell-
P 3 Excuses-excuses.
LISA Guys! I knew something was up. I kind of –
. tricked Mandy into saying something.
. It’s not really her fault.
P 1 It’s still not cool, Lisa. You can’t
. make excuses for someone when they mess up.
MANDY You guys, I am really sorry. Can you forgive me?
P 2 No way!
LISA I forgive you, Mandy.
P 3 What? No, you can’t just forgive her.
. She has to pay for what she did.
. Mandy, you can’t come to the party.
P 1 And we don’t want you as a friend anymore.
. We just can’t trust you.
LISA Guys! It’s my party, isn’t it? I say,
. Mandy should come.
P 2 We’re the ones planning it.
P 1 We’ve worked very hard at planning this,
. and now it’s ruined, all because of Mandy.
LISA It’s NOT ruined. I was surprised that
. you cared enough to plan a party for me.
. And the party can still be good.
P 3 It won’t be the same.
LISA It could be. You know, all of YOU
. are now ruining the surprise.
P 1 What are you talking about?
LISA Any kind of party – that would have
. all my friends together and getting along –
. would be a great party. And it still could be –
. if you forgive Mandy, so we could go on –
. all being friends.
P 2 I just can’t be friends with someone
. who would do that.
LISA (to P 2) Are YOU so perfect?
P 2 Well... noooo. But –
LISA No one can promise that they will
. never do anything wrong.
P 3 Friends should be able to trust each other.
LISA Yeah, but more importantly, we have to
. be able to trust each other to STAY friends.
. I mean, I know I’m not perfect.
. So the next time - I make any little mistake –
. are you going to stop being my friend?
P 2 Ahhhh...
LISA (to P 3) And when you promised to meet me
. at the shopping mall, and didn’t show up,
. I forgave you. Should I have just
. stopped being your friend?
P 3 I totally forgot.
LISA Right, because we all are not perfect.
. We ARE going to let each other down sometimes,
. even when we don’t want to. If we stop
. being friends with everyone who makes a mistake –
. then we are not going to have any friends left.
. At all.
P 2 But Mandy has done this sort of thing before.
. I think it should be – 3 strikes and you’re out!
(PERSON 1 to PERSON 2.)
P 1 Ah, and how many times did you say you
. were going to help me with homework,
. and then you said you had something better to do?
P 2 Ahhh, you’re right. I’m sorry.
P 3 I guess we’ve all let each other down.
MANDY So you all forgive me?
P 1 Sure.
P 2 Yes.
P 3 We forgive you, Mandy. Can you forgive us
. for being jerks?
(MANDY pretends to think.)
(PERSON 1, 2 and 3 look at MANDY.)
MANDY Of course I do. Thanks, guys.
LISA Okay, so I’m looking forward to my party now.
. (continues speaking as they all walk out together)
. I still have no idea what you all have planned,
. so it will be a total surprise to me.