Donít Be Afraid to Show Your Faith
©2011 Chuck Hendrickson
Edited by Mike Competillo
Characters: Veronica, Sally, Priscilla, Greg
(Veronica and Sally enter)
Veronica: Hi Sally.
Sally: Oh, hi Veronica.
Veronica: It sure was a crazy day at school last Friday,
Sally: What do you mean? It seemed pretty normal to me.
Veronica: Didnít you see what Priscilla was wearing on
Sally: No, I didnít notice anything strange.
Veronica: I sure did.
Sally: Why, what was she was wearing?
Veronica: She wore a Christian shirt!
Sally: What do you mean by Ďa Christian shirtí?
Veronica: You know, it said something like ĎJesus is King of
kingsí. I wouldnít be caught wearing something like that - anywhere, much less
Sally: Wow, I donít know if I would ever dare to wear a
shirt like that. I would be afraid someone would pick on me.
Veronica: Even if I was a Christian, I wouldnít wear a shirt
like that. They would laugh me right out of school.
Sally: Did anyone call her names?
Veronica:† I donít
know. I didnít stay there long enough to find out.
Sally: They probably made fun of her.
Veronica: Yeah, I bet they did.
(Priscilla comes in)
Veronica: Shhhh, here she comes.
Priscilla: Hi Sally, Hi Veronica. How are you?
Veronica: I bet my Friday was better than yours.
Priscilla: Whatís that supposed to mean?
Sally: Oh Priscilla I feel so sorry for you. I bet your
mom and dad made you wear it. Iíll still be your friend.
Priscilla: Wait a minute. What do you mean my Ďmom and
dad made me wear ití?
Sally: You know - that Christian shirt.
Priscilla: Oh you mean my shirt that my Grandma bought
me for my birthday. It says ĎJesus is the King of kingsí!
Veronica: So thatís why you wore that shirt. Your grandma
made you wear it!
Priscilla: Of course not!
Sally: Iíll bet you wore it because you didnít want her
to feel bad.
Priscilla: No. I wore it because I like it.
Veronica: You mean you actually like wearing Christian shirts?
Priscilla: Why wouldnít I like wearing a Christian
Sally: Arenít you afraid people will know you are a
Priscilla: Why would I be afraid? I am a
Sally: Iím a Christian too, but I donít want everyone
else in school to know it. Iím afraid theyíll pick on me.
Priscilla: Iím not afraid. Besides, Jesus says whoeverís
ashamed of Him, that Heíll be ashamed of you in front of His Father.
Sally: OhÖ. I didnít know that.
Priscilla: Well, nobodyís ever picked on me before.
Anyway, there are a lot of Christians in school. I met a lot of them because
they saw me wearing my Christian shirt.
Veronica: What about the popular kids in school. I bet they
picked on you!
Priscilla: Some of the popular kids are Christians too.
You know Greg who all the kids want to be friends with?
Sally: Oh yeah that neat surfer dude! Heís so cool.
Priscilla: Yep, heís the one. Heís a Christian.
Veronica: Yeah, but youíd probably never see him wearing a
shirt like that around!
(Greg comes in wearing a Christian shirt.)
Greg: Oh hey Priscilla. Check out my new shirt. I saved
up my money so I could by it. Isnít it awesome?
Priscilla: Hi Greg. Itís a great shirt!
Greg: Thanks. I was just on my way to show my buddies.
See you. (Greg
Sally: Youíre right Priscilla. Iím not going to be
afraid of letting people know that Iím a Christian anymore!
Priscilla: Good! You should never be afraid to let other
people know. Jesus died on a cross for us. And He gave His life so that we
could be saved and live with Him in heaven. I like people to know that Iím a
Christian. When they find out Iím a Christian, sometimes they ask me about
Jesus and I always tell them what I learned in church.
Veronica: Well I better get home. I have chores to do.
Priscilla: Would you like me to walk with you so I can
tell you more about God?
Veronica:† Nah. Iím in
a hurry anyways. Bye
Sally: See you Veronica. Hey Priscilla do you want to
Priscilla: Sure. Letís go.