Scripture Reference: Judges 3
A lesson in God’s wrath.
OZZIE – a mischievous little monster
MR. MATT – the teacher who sets him straight
(MR. MATT is on stage when OZZIE appears wearing a clown nose.)
OZZIE: (seriously) I need to ask you a question, Mr. Matt.
MR. MATT: (surprised/amused) Hey, Ozzie. What is that on your nose? Are you planning on joining the circus?
OZZIE: That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. Where do I go to join the circus?
MR. MATT: Why in the world do you want to join the circus?
OZZIE: It’s my new career patch.
MR. MATT: New career path?
OZZIE: Yeah. I figured I would join the circus, and I would eventually become the ward of a millionaire playboy who is secretly a costumed crime fighter. I would become his sidekick then finally be a superhero in my own right.
MR. MATT: It’s good to have a career plan, but I’m not sure it works that way.
OZZIE: It worked for Robin, I figured it would work for me.
MR. MATT: Hmmm. So why the sudden interest in a career path?
OZZIE: Oh, that’s because my mom doesn’t love me any more, so I need to get a job. I figured that being a superhero would be a sweet job.
MR. MATT: I agree it would be sweet, but why do you say your mom doesn’t love you any more? I know she loves you very much.
OZZIE: No, she doesn’t. She took away my PlayStation for a week.
MR. MATT: Did you do something wrong?
OZZIE: Well, yes, but she took away my PlayStation! If she loved me, she wouldn’t take away my PlayStation.
MR. MATT: That was the consequence of your disobedience. It doesn’t mean your mom doesn’t love you, Ozzie.
OZZIE: I don’t know. I bet you aren’t that mean to Nikki.
MR. MATT: I’ve had to punish Nikki for being disobedient.
MR. MATT: Nikki.
OZZIE: Sweet little Nikki?
MR. MATT: (chuckling) Yes.
OZZIE: Your daughter?
MR. MATT: That Nikki.
OZZIE: You punished her?
MR. MATT: Yes.
OZZIE: Cool Mr. Matt?
MR. MATT: Yes, Ozzie.
OZZIE: And you still love her?
MR. MATT: Of course I do.
OZZIE: And my mom still loves me?
MR. MATT: Of course she does!
OZZIE: Even though she’s a meaner?
MR. MATT: She’s not a meaner. She care about you, Ozzie, and she wants to make sure you lean to be a responsible person.
MR. MATT: Sorry. A responsible monster.
OZZIE: You really think so?
MR. MATT: I know so.
OZZIE: Hmmm. I suppose you’re right. So I guess I’ll put off my plans to join the circus to become a superhero. I’m going to head home.
MR. MATT: That sounds like a good idea.
OZZIE: And look for a genetically-altered spider. (disappears)
MR. MATT: Ozzie!