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Summary: The eye and the foot consider their relative merits in the body in a humorous way.  Keywords: Gifts.

Style: Lighthearted.   Duration: 5min

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Actors: 2M/F
‘Eye’ and ‘Foot’


[EYE has a ‘superior’ tone;  FOOT has a more ‘common’ tone]

E:    Eye am an eye.
F:    And I’m a foot.
E:     And we both belong ...
F:    ... to the same body
E:    But Eye am more important.
F:    No you’re not.
E:     Yes Eye am.
F:    No you’re not  --  I am!
E:    YOU!!!!!      Eye am far superior to you!!! You are well beneath me!!  Eye am up here  --  and you  [pause, then distastefully] are down there!
F:    What’s that got to do with it?
E:    Ignorant as well as inferior! It shows that Eye have a much higher calling than you! And just consider my design! You know what a camera is, I suppose?
F:    [indignantly]   I’m not stupid, you know!
E:    No.   [Pause, then distastefully] Just so low!!!
Consider the camera’s complicated design  --  lenses, shutters,  all sorts of parts. And Eye am far  more complex than that! Eye give the body light. Eye give it vision and sight. Eye enable it to see in colour  -- to focus on everything in creation;  to read, to discover, to do all manner of things.  [Pause] And what, pray, do you do?

F:    [overcome by Eye’s list of abilities] Well ... I ... I ... I ...
E:    [interrupting sarcastically] All you do is stand there  [pause -- then with mirth]  and sweat!!    You even have to have ‘odour eaters’ put under you to stop you smelling revolting!!!   [Laughs] And as for those five funny looking things stuck on the end  --  well     -- need Eye say more?!!
F:    [recovering and fighting back]    Yes, you do need to say more, [mimicking] Miss Eye and Mighty! If you were so clever, you’d know that toes give balance to the body  --  and without them and me, you’d be flat on your eye-lids!
E:    [trying to intervene] Now just a minute ...
F:    [interrupting forcefully] No -- you just wait a minute! I haven’t finished!
E:    [taken aback] Eye say ...
F:    [interrupting] That’s just your trouble -- you’ve got too much to say! If it wasn’t for me,  you wouldn’t be able to go anywhere! I take the weight of this whole body, and,  because of me it can go places --  because of me,  you can see all that’s around. If it wasn’t for me, your vision would be limited.
E:    [reflectively] Eye see.
F:    You’re right -- you do see! That’s your skill -- that’s your contribution to the body.   And it’s time you stopped looking down on me and my abilities.
E:    Eye owe you an apology.
F:    [mimicking] And eye accept it!
E:    Let’s start this again.
F:    OK by me! After you!
E:    Eye am an eye.
F:    And I’m a foot.
E:    And we both belong ...
F:    ... to the same body.
[Pause, then together while looking at each other]
And we’re both as important as each other!!


© Copyright Ray Markham 1991, 1998, 2010, all rights reserved. The script may not be reproduced, translated or copied in any medium, including books, CDs and on the Internet, without written permission of the author.
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