Every now and then I wear a rubber band around my wrist that reminds me of something I need to do. I thought, "what if someone had something on them to remind them of stuff they've given (and need to continue to give) to God?"
Of course, I took this to the extreme...
Dave: An average Joe.
Tina: Dave's wife who is trying to practice Lordship
Lots of yellow 'Post-its'
A list (could be page 2 of the script)
A family room
LIGHTS UP CENTER STAGE where Dave comes walking in looking for his wife.)
Dave: Tina? Tina? Come on, we’re gonna be late. You know how your rents get when we don’t show up on time. TINA?
Tina: (Tina enters, her clothes covered in Post-its) Okay, I’m ready to go!
Dave: (Looks at her, speechless)
Dave: (can’t come up with the words then finally blurts out…) What do you mean, "what?" Look at you?
Tina: What, (looks around) Oh, my goodness, you’re right! I have two different colored socks on! Oh, I gotta go change!
Dave: No, not the socks! Look at you, you look like some nightmare from a Staples commercial!
Tina: Oh, you mean these?!?
Dave: Yes! Those! You can’t leave the house with those on… those…?
Tina: There’s called Post-its, Dave.
Dave: I know what they’re called, darling, I just want to know why for God’s sake you have them stuck all over your body.
Dave: Exactly what?
Tina: I’m doing this for God’s sake.
Dave: Um, come again?
Tina: Okay, well, at church we’ve been learning about Lordship and I’ve decided to get practical about it.
Dave: Yeah, practically losing your mind… What’s on these anyway? (takes one off her). "My car?"
Tina: Yes. My car. I want to make sure that God is Lord of my possessions.
Dave: You want God to be the Lord of your car?
Tina: Yeah. Look, Dave, don’t you get it? If we call God our Lord, he has to be Lord in all or not Lord at all. (nods head) I heard that at church.
Dave: And all those Post-it’s are things you’re giving over to God’s Lordship?
Tina: Yes. I have a list. Want to help me check them off? (pulls out a list)
Dave: Check them off?
Tina: Yeah, you know, accountability.
Dave: Sure... (take list and looks at it). Whew, this is a lot of stuff.
Tina: Yeah. I mean, I really want to practice Lordship.
Dave: (Takes a step back and looks at her and her sincerity) Okay hon. It wouldn’t have been the way I would have gone about it but I appreciate your desire. Ready?
Tina: Ready. (Get’s ready to start taking them off her clothes)
Dave: Okay, here we go… (As Dave reads these, Tina says ‘check’ and takes a Post-it off.)
4.Personal time (check)
7.Artistic ability (check)
13.Relationship with dad…
Tina: Che…. (looks around) Wait a minute. That’s not on the list.
Dave: I know. (long pause)
Tina: (drops the Post-it’s to the ground)
Dave: (Starts picking them up) Hey, look Hon. I didn’t bring that up to make you feel bad. It’s just that if you’re gonna be serious about this lordship thing, then you need to at least try working on the relationship with your dad. I’ll tell you what… why don’t we talk about this in the car, okay? We’ll get some ice cream or something on the way.
Tina: Yeah, okay.
Dave: (Dave puts his arm around her and they walk off) Good thing you didn’t use the stapler huh?
Tina: (She elbows him and smiles as they walk through the door.)
(c) 1998 Dave Marsh