The Offended Brother
E. E. Perry
Sue Ė a girl puppet, the peacemaker
Bobby Ė a boy puppet, the offended
Christy Ė a girl puppet, the offender
[Skit begins with Sue coming on sage. There is some noise offstage like someone rummaging around. The noise catches Sueís attention. Bobby comes on stage and throws a toy animal.]
Bobby: Girls are such a pain!
Sue: Whatís wrong with you?
Bobby: Itís that stupid Christy! She done and did it again!
Sue: Done what?
Bobby: She took my kick ball without asking! Sheís always taking my stuff without asking!
Sue: Bobby, calm down.
Bobby: Calm down! [Louder] Calm down! Thatís the third time this week she has taken something of mine without asking! I'm sick of it, I tell you! I donít know if I can take it anymore! [Screams]
Sue: Does she return it?
Bobby: Well, yeah, but I wish she would ask first!
Sue: Have you talked to her about it?
Bobby: Talk to her? Um, well, no.
Sue: Perhaps if you talked to her about it, maybe, she would stop taking your stuff without asking.
Bobby: Hum, I never thought about that.
Sue: Jesus said in Matthew 18:15, ď..if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brotherÖĒ or in this case, a sister.
Bobby: So, Jesus said I should talk to her.
Sue: Thatís right. Perhaps she just doesnít know that she has upset you.
[Christy comes on stage, carrying a kick ball.]
Sue: Here she comes now. Go talk to her.
Christy: Hey, Bobby. Hereís your kick ball. [Hands ball to Bobby.] I hope you donít mind me borrowing it.
Bobby: Actually, I do mind.
Bobby: I really wish you would ask me first before you borrow my stuff.
Christy: Really? I didnít know you felt that way. Iím sorry.
Bobby: Itís okay, just remember to ask me first next time.
Christy: Okay, I will.
[Bobby and Christy exit.]