©2009 Elaine Seltzer
and Sally enter together)
MARTHA---Sally would you
please come here for a minute?
here I am.† What did you want?
MARTHA---I was just
wondering what you thought about the way we celebrated Easter last week.
SALLY---Well, it was
different from other years when we always went hunting for eggs and toys.† I guess we all learned that Easter is not
really about candy and toys and new clothes and all that other stuff.
MARTHA---Were you upset
because you didnít get a lot of candy and things?
SALLYó Well at first
I was upset. But when dad explained that the real reason for Easter, I thought
about it and it was okay.
MARTHA--- Well, we
didn't take away all the candy. You each got a chocolate cross and a new bible.
nice. I have had my old bible since I was four, so it was nice to get a new
MARTHA---Sally, what is
the real reason we celebrate Easter?
SALLY---Is it to
celebrate Jesus dying on the cross and rising back to life?
But do you remember why Jesus had to die?
because He took the punishment for all of our sins?
Sally. Always remember that.
SALLY---It makes me
sad to think of how they mistreated Jesus and that He had to suffer for us.
MARTHA---Me too. But
always remember that He loves you and me and everyone so much that He was
willing to do it so that we might believe in Him.
that we celebrate Jesusí life and I am sure He was happy too.
MARTHA---Well Sally Iím
glad that you really understand the true meaning of Easter now. Well I have to
get going and get dinner ready.
SALLY---Bye see you