Scripture Reference: Philippians 2:3
A skit about using our gifts in service to God.
CALEB – Smallest monkey; feels he is inadequate to serve God.
MAX – Biggest and strongest monkey; works hard but tends to be prideful.
BOOGER – Big and strong; does not take good care of himself.
MR. WISEMAN – Wise man of the jungle; helps monkeys carry out the Creator's plan.
ROSIE – A very small, pink monkey who loves to swing.
(The scene opens with CALEB mumbling to himself and looking sad when MR. WISEMAN enters.)
MR. WISEMAN: Hello, Caleb. Why so sad?
CALEB: Huh? Oh, hi Mr. Wiseman (sighs)
MR. WISEMAN: What's eating you, Caleb?
CALEB: Well, I have this flea on the back of my….
MR. WISEMAN: No, no, no. I mean what's wrong? You look like you've lost your best friend.
CALEB: It's that Max again. He thinks he's so special just because he's big and strong.
MR. WISEMAN: What happened now?
CALEB: They're playing coconut football again, and Max is the quarterback – as always. He says I'm too small. And he never throws the ball to me, because he says I drop it all the time.
MR. WISEMAN: Do you drop the ball all the time?
CALEB: Yeah, but I still want to play. It's just not fair.
MR. WISEMAN: God gives us each different gifts. Yours may not be catching a coconut, but I bet there are other things you could do. God has made each of for a special purpose.
CALEB: I suppose.
MAX: (enters) I can't believe we lost again.
MR. WISEMAN: What happened?
MAX: Those Cheetahs are just too fast. We can't score, and we can’t stop them from scoring.
CALEB: The problem is that you're running a nickel defense. A 3-4 defense is more effective against a running game.
CALEB: And you shouldn't have Rosie playing tailback.
MAX: But she has a tail.
CALEB: That's not what makes a good tailback. She's fast enough, but she's too small to block. She should be playing wide receiver.
MR. WISEMAN: Sounds like Caleb knows a lot about football, Max.
MAX: He sure does. I'm really sorry I was so mean to you before, Caleb. My pride got in the way. Would you please come back and be on our team?
CALEB: I thought I was too small.
MAX: You are too small – to play. We need you to be our coach. You have great ideas. We really need you, Caleb. Please say you'll do it.
MR. WISEMAN: Sounds like a great idea.
CALEB: Hmmm, let me think… I'll do it!
MAX: Great! What do we need to do next?
(CALEB and MAX exit together.)
CALEB: (as they are leaving) Next time we play the Lions, we should use the "smashmouth" offense and….
MR. WISEMAN: Have fun stormin' the other team, boys. (exits)