WISDOM IN FRIENDSHIP
RUSTY (Rusty and Piper enter) Piper, I’m having trouble being friends with
RUSTY He just doesn’t like to do things with me anymore.
PIPER Aren’t you being friendly with him?
RUSTY Well, I guess I haven’t . . .
PIPER Do you remember the lesson that we had about wisdom that we
learned in Sunday school?
PIPER Do you remember what book of the Bible is the book about wisdom?
RUSTY Yes, it’s Proverbs!
PIPER In Proverbs 18:24, it says, “A man that hath friends must show
RUSTY How’re we supposed to be friendly?
PIPER Luke 6:32 says, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye
also to them likewise.”
RUSTY Oh! So, I should do for others what I’d want them to do for me, right?
PIPER Right! (Rocky enters from other side) Say, Rocky’s right over there!
why don’t you go ahead and try to be friends with him, now?
RUSTY Hey, Rocky, could I talk with you for a minute?
ROCKY Oh . . . O.K.!
RUSTY I was wandering if I could play kickball with you? I’ll bring my ball
and won’t even cry if I make an out! What do you say?
ROCKY Will you promise me that you won’t cry?
RUSTY I promise!
ROCKY Then it sounds O.K. by me! I’ll meet you in a few minutes by
Grandpa’s house as soon as I round up the gang. Oh, you can come
PIPER O.K.! See you there!
RUSTY Bye! (Rocky exits)
PIPER It looks like you and Rocky are friends again! If you never cried,
this problem never would've happened.
RUSTY You’re right! You know, Rocky’s not such a bad friend, after all!
Piper, a while ago we were talking about making friends. Does this
mean we have to be friends with girls, too?
PIPER Yes, it does!
RUSTY Iiick! Girls aren’t any fun! They are too sissy! All they wanna do is
play house, jump rope, play hop scotch, (Piper shakes his head and
begins to exit) jacks and dolls! . . . I was just kidding you Piper!
(Rusty laughs as he exits)
copyright 2008 Terry Price