Let Me Count The Ways
This is an metaphor skit adaptation about our love for Jesus Christ. A trialogue.
[ Lights & Sound up.
TIM: So, what's the problem, ladies?
KELSEY: We like the same guy.
CARA: Yeah, We've fallen in love with Him together.
TIM: Both of you.(?)
CARA & KELSEY: [in unison] Yes!
TIM: Who is the lucky guy?
CARA: [anxiously] Let me tell you about this wonderful man I love.
TIM: OKay. What is his name?
CARA: His name is like the flutter of birds wings beating in the twilight.
KELSEY: [obviously annoyed and confident] His name is Emmanuel. I know where he lives, his debit card number, where he works... I hang-out there all the time.
TIM: So, where does He live?
CARA: He lives in the glow of the evening sunset.
TIM: Uhh, right
What is he like? What is important to Him?
CARA: He is like the lovely smell of jasmine in the cool evening breeze. Day after day, he thinks only of me.
TIM: Cara, can you tell me anything definite about Him?
CARA: [nearly lost in thought] Well, I wouldn't want to reduce Him to a mere description. He's much too wonderful to be captured by words. He is wherever, whomever, whenever I need Him.
TIM: When you're with Him, what things do you do together?
CARA: If you could just look into his eyes
[awakening from self-hypnosis] That's what we do.
TIM: Kelsey, how did you meet this guy?
KELSEY: [with unsteady reflection] Well
he's a physician. I started reading about all the medical wonders accredited to Him. I've studied all about Him, and I know a whole lot of people who know Him.
TIM: How do you know that you love Him?
KELSEY: I follow all the news about Him. In ancient Greece, "love" meant "to collect sea shells", or something like that
So, I love Him by collecting trivia about Him. I know all about his house, his family, even his favorite chair
TIM: You seem to know a lot of facts about Him, but do you really know Him? Does he know you??
KELSEY: Well, I'm not sure. I know everything there is to know about Him. Doesn't that count for something?
CARA: [with mild surprise] She doesn't feel anything for Him.
KELSEY: Yes I do! I
feel anger when you say things like that.
CARA: Oh, how I love Him so. Let me count the ways
I love the beauty of his grace in the flowing waters of a backyard brook, the glow of his face like sunset upon a snow-covered peak
KELSEY: Cara has got her head in the clouds! [showing some anger in frustration] He has a real life. I know everything about Him and I know that he doesn't spend time in her backyard!
TIM: Kelsey, you have knowledge
Cara, you have passion
Together, you will find your love.
CARA: But, I want to marry Him!
KELSEY: [looking downward] We want to marry Him.
TIM: How about spending some real, personal time with the One you love?
KELSEY: You mean, more than what I've learned about Him?
More than what I feel about Him?
TIM: There's no greater love.