Scripture Reference: Proverbs 25:21-22, Romans 12:17-21, Matthew 5:43-48
A puppet skit showing we should return kindness for unkindness.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MAX – a bully baboon
glass or bottle of water
Proverb posted somewhere
(Opens with D.B. on stage.)
D.B.: (imitating Elvis) It's just a heap o', a heap o' burning coals.
MAX: What is that terrible sound? Is there some poor animal that has been injured? Oh, it's D.B. singing. What are you doing, runt?
D.B.: I am practicing my memory verse, Max. Proverbs 25:21-22: If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
MAX: That is the second stupidest thing I've ever seen.
D.B.: What is the stupidest?
MAX: You. (laughs hysterically)
D.B.: That was not very nice.
MAX: Oh, I'm sorry. Hey, you know why a rabbit’s nose is always shiny?
MAX: Because it’s powder puff is on the wrong end! (laughs) Get it, runt? Your tail looks like a powder puff, so you can't powder your nose.
D.B.: I get it.
MAX: Of course with you (looks D.B. up and down) it is hard to tell one end from the other. (laughs) Get it, runt? It's because you're so ugly that your face looks like your backside.
D.B.: Would you like a banana, Max?
MAX: (confused) Sure, thanks. Hey, did you hear about the rabbit who got a job in a watch factory?
MAX: All he did was stand around making faces. (laughs) Get it, runt? Watch faces. Oh, I see you're making faces, too. No, wait, that is your regular face. (laughs)
D.B.: Would you like a glass of water?
MAX: (more confused) Okay, I guess so. Do you know what you get when you cross a rabbit with a leaf blower?
MAX: A hare dryer. (laughs) Get it, runt? Like a rabbit is a hare.
D.B.: That is clever.
MAX: Okay, what gives? This is my best material, and you ain't even getting' mad. Are you having a bad hare day? (laughs) Get it, runt?
D.B.: I get it. Go on.
MAX: Hmmm. What do you call a rabbit that sits on someone's forehead? Unsightly facial hare! (laughs) Get it, runt? Cause rabbits are so ugly, no one would want one on his face.
D.B.: I do not imagine that they would.
MAX: Why you bein' so nice? It's no fun if you don't get hopping mad. (laughs) Get it, runt? HOPPING mad.
D.B.: Would you like to play my new PlayStation, Max?
MAX: (screams and leaves quickly)
D.B.: (looks after Max then looks at memory verse) Wow! It worked. I offered him food and water, and it was like heaping burning coals on his head. Hey, and the Lord even rewarded me – Max left. (chuckles)
(exits imitating Elvis) It's just a heap o', a heap o' burning coals.