Scripture Reference: Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-34, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:5-15
A lesson about the Bread of Life.
DILLY – a southern fried chicken who doesn’t always get things straight
MR. MATT – the teacher who sets her straight
(MR. MATT begins on stage.)
DILLY: Mr. Matt!
MR. MATT: Hi, Dilly. How’s it going?
DILLY: I’m as frazzled as a handful of Twizzlers.
MR. MATT: What’s the matter?
DILLY: I’m having a little luncheon at my house today, and I have been working around the cluck to get it ready.
MR. MATT: Do you need some help setting up?
DILLY: I have some help. Flora is helping, and that’s the problem.
MR. MATT: Why is Flora the problem?
DILLY: Don’t get me wrong, Flora is an outstanding worker, but she is a softy, bless her heart.
MR. MATT: What’s wrong with that?
DILLY: In this case, she felt bad that some had not been invited to my luncheon and proceeded to invite them.
MR. MATT: That was nice of her.
DILLY: But she did not consider that some of them are the hoi polloi, and I had chosen not to invite them.
MR. MATT: Anyway, what do you need me for?
DILLY: Well, we are sorely lacking in victuals, so I was hoping you could show me that trick that Jesus did.
MR. MATT: What trick are you talking about?
DILLY: Y’all know that one. When he fed the 5000 folks that bitty bit of fish and bread. Knowing that would be as useful as a shirt pocket.
MR. MATT: That wasn’t a trick; that was a miracle.
DILLY: I’ll say. And it’ll take a miracle to pull off this luncheon after what Flora did.
MR. MATT: No, I mean it wasn’t a sleight of hand. Jesus performed a miracle when He fed the 5000 with five loaves and two fish.
DILLY: That’s what I’m getting at. How can I do that? And does it work with feed corn?
MR. MATT: He didn’t pull more food out of His sleeve or from behind someone’s ear. Jesus created the food.
DILLY: Well, I can’t do that!
MR. MATT: Exactly. Jesus is God and, despite what you may think, you aren’t.
DILLY: Well, tie me to a pig and roll me in the mud! I get it now! How excitin’! We can make do with the food we have or have potluck or figure something out. I now have the most scintillating topic of discussion for our luncheon. I must find Flora and share the news. (exits)
MR. MATT: (stares at the stage surprised at Dilly’s sudden departure)
DILLY: (reappears) I almost forgot – bye, y’all! (exits)