ĎFruit of the Spirití
©2011 Chuck Hendrickson
Edited by Mike Competillo
(Characters: Buddy, Molly & Bananas)
Buddy Barrel: (comes in singing) Oh a little bit here and a little bit thereíll spread Godís love everywhere. The gospel grows with help from me when I give to BGMC.
Molly: (comes in acting nervous and scared) Oh no, oh no. What am I going to do? I got to hide!
Buddy: What seems to be the problem Little Molly?
(Molly goes behind the curtain)
Buddy: Hmmm, thatís odd. I wonder what was wrong with Molly.
Bananas: (comes in really excited)
Bananas, bananas, bananas! Where are all the bananas? I know there is fruit around here somewhere, and where there is fruit there is bound to be bananas!† She must have gone this way. Oooeeeahahah.
(Bananas goes behind the curtain)
Buddy: Ah wait Bananas! Oh dear it seems that something is going on. I better go see whatís wrong.
Molly: (enters) Wait Buddy Barrel! I need your help.
Buddy: There you are. I was just going to see if you needed my assistance. What is all this confusion about?
Molly: Itís that crazy monkey! He thinks Iím going to get some free bananas or something.
Buddy: I wonder what gave him that idea. You didnít mention anything about free fruit to him did you?
Molly: No way! I didnít say anything to him at all. I was talking to Spike about childrenís church and the next thing I knew that crazy monkey was jumping all around and talking about free bananas.
Buddy: Hmmm, that is very interesting. What did you tell Spike about Childrenís Church?
Molly: Well um, I was telling him about what we did in class, and how our pastor was telling us about the fruit of the Spirit, and how we get it.
Buddy: Ah ha! I think I understand now.
Bananas: (enters) Oooeeeahahah! I knew it. I knew it. Somebody mentioned fruit again. I found you.† Grrrrr! You have to take me to the free fruit so I can munch on some yummy, yummy bananas!
Molly: I told you monkey I donít have any fruit or bananas for you and I donít know where to get you any!
Bananas: Oooeeeeahaha, you are just trying to keep them from me. You want them for yourself.
Molly: I do not!
Bananas: You do too! Grrr!
Buddy: Hold on a minute you two. I think I understand what the misunderstanding is.
Bananas: I know what the problem is. Iím being bananaboozled.
Buddy: Now hold on a minute Bananas. Why do you think she has bananas or fruit?
Bananas: I heard her tell that boy Spike about fruit at that store.
Molly: What store?
Bananas: Um I think you said Wal-Mart or Tops or... Oooeeeahaha. I know it was the Spirit store.
Molly: Spirit store?
Buddy: Bananas, I think what you heard her say was fruit of the Spirit.
Bananas: Oooeeeahah! Yeah, yeah thatís it! The fruit of the Spirit store!
Buddy: Iím sorry Bananas but you wonít find fruit of the Spirit in any store. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Bananas: Oooeeeahahah, But, but I canít eat any of that.
Buddy:† Of course not.
Bananas: Well what good is fruit that you canít eat?
Buddy:† You donít understand because youíre a monkey.
Bananas: My mommy told me humans donít make any sense.
Buddy:† The fruits of the Spirit are ways to behave properly. It is a partnership with the Holy Spirit. He helps us to make right choices so that we grow in our faith.
Molly: My pastor told me that the fruit of the Spirit shows Jesus in me.
Buddy: Thatís right Molly.† Going to church and reading our Bible shows us how to have fruits of the Spirit.
Bananas: Well Iím outta here!
Buddy:† Where are you going, Bananas?
Bananas: Iím going to look for some bananas!
Molly: I forgive you, Bananas. By the way, I think my mom could spare a banana or two if you want to follow me home.
Bananas: Or two? Ooooeeeeahahah. (Bananas moves up close to Molly) Letís go.
Molly: Ok. Bye Buddy.
Bananas: Okay, Okay. Bye, bye Buddy. Bananas, bananas, bananas, yes!
(Molly and Bananas leave)
Buddy: Well, Iím glad that worked out all right. Donít forget to bring your barrels next week to help out the missionaries. Bye, bye boys and girls.