©2006 Mike Competillo
(Buddy, Spike and Butch enter together)
Buddy Barrel: Hi guys. Happy June!
Spike: What's so happy about June?
Butch: Well, school's almost over!
Spike: That's true!
Butch: But grown-ups have to work!
Buddy: Missionaries work all the time. But remember, God said we should always have one day of rest every week called Sabbath rest. It's even one of the commandments!
Butch: Why is it so important to have a day of rest?
Buddy: God made the earth and all the animals in six days. He rested on the seventh day, and made us in such a way that we will actually do better when we take a day to rest.
Spike: A lot of people don't realize that.
Buddy Barrel: Spike, you don't do school work seven days a week? Do you?
Spike: Well, no, not exactly.
Butch: Believe me, Buddy, huh, that's not Spike's problem. He might be getting a little too much rest, if you know what I mean...
Butch: My big sister is having a graduation party, and that's means she'll probably be getting lots of gift money.
Spike: Ah, lucky her! I don't know about you, but, well, I'm afraid of not passing my big tests that are coming up.
Buddy Barrel: Is that what's got you worried?
Butch: Oh yeah, we get our report cards in June.
Spike: Butch! Please stop reminding me!
Buddy Barrel: Hey Spike, you can't always avoid your troubles. Sometimes we need to deal with them and learn the lessons from them the God intended.
Spike: Well, that doesn't make 'em any easier.
Buddy Barrel: Spike, you're right! Learning is sometimes a very hard thing. But when we learn, we become better people as a result of it.
Spike: Yeah, well. I'll see you guys later.
Butch: Where ya goin'?
Spike: I think Buddy's right. He usually is. I gotta go home and study. I've been putting it off long enough. See ya.
Buddy Barrel: Good for you, Spike!
Butch: Bye Spike.
Buddy Barrel: We hope you do well on your tests. Remember Butch to pray for your friends when you're praying for the missionaries.
Butch: Okay Buddy, I will. And I'll remember to try to get my barrel full this month too!
Buddy Barrel: That's the spirit!
Butch: Yeah, I'm gonna hit up my sister the day after her graduation party! Goodbye Buddy Barrel.
Buddy Barrel: Bye, bye, Butch, and bye, bye boys and girls; and you grown-ups too!