Sunday, December 11, 2016
Cast: 3 men or 3 boys.
Set & Wardrobe: Any stage as there is minimal movement. Robes and sandals and other attire to make a first century setting for 3 disciples.
Peter begins center stage. The two brothers, James and John, enter stage right and Peter addresses them.
Peter: Hey James, John, whazzzzzz up?
James: Good parable today don’t you think Pete?
Peter: Finally, one we didn’t have to ask him to explain.
James: That’s always so embarrassing.
John: Finally, a parable about fish and fishermen.
James: Yeah, when we first signed on to this gig, Jesus was telling us that he would make us fishers of men.
Peter: There hadn’t been too many fishing stories until today.
James: Hey! Did you hear the one about the one-armed man who went fishing and the big one got away? [Holding up just one arm and hand.] It was this long!
Peter and John: [Not laughing at James’s joke grit their teeth in disapproval.] Grrrrr
Peter: Most of his stories take more thinking that I am used to.
John: That’s for sure.
Peter: But today Jesus got down to the nitty gritty.
James: When this age is over it will be like God sends out his angels as fishermen.
John: They will cast out their nets and pull in all of the fish.
Peter: And then the sorting begins.
James: Yeah, one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.
James: Sorry, good fish, bad fish, happy fish, sad fish.
Peter: That’s closer, except when Jesus was talking about fish, he meant people.
James: At the end of the age there will be a separation of the good and the wicked.
John: Good in the basket. Bad in the fire.
James: I thought we were going to heaven and not into a basket.
Peter: Guys, it’s a parable. We will all give an account of how we lived our lives.
James: What do I need to do to end up in the basket instead of getting thrown away?
Peter: Let’s just keep following Jesus. If he wants fishermen on his team, I am sure that he will make a way for us to get to heaven.
John: Or at least in the basket.
Peter: Or in the basket.
All 3: I know that Jesus will make a way for us to get in the basket even if he has to die for us.