What's Right for Me


Summary

Challenge about new age philosopy of there being no absolutes and seraching for that individual set of rules.

Characters

Props

Setting

A store. One shop keeper behind the counter. One customer. A shelf of products by the door.

Script

Shop Assistant:
Good morning, sir. Can I help you with anything?
Customer:
Hi thanks. I'm just going to get some sun glasses.
Shop Assistant:
Sunglasses are right over there. (Points to the right)
Customer:
(Walks to where she points) Thanks.
Shop Assistant:
Are you here for that Christian thing?
Customer:
The concert? Yes I am.
Shop Assistant:
Hmmmh
Customer:
(Reaches in back pocket ... pulls out tickets) I've got an extra ticket here if you'd ....
Shop Assistant:
No I really don't think ....
Customer:
Oh, uh , er I didn't mean like a date or anything. It's open seating. You could sit wherever you .... well, here. Here's another one if you want to bring a friend along.
Shop Assistant:
Well that's sweet of you, but .... well it just isn't my cup of tea. I don't go for all that Jesus stuff. No offense, but I mean it just isn't relevant. Y'know, religion needs to be a personal thing.
Customer:
I've got a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and ....
Shop Assistant:
That's really cool. I can tell that you're happy.
Customer:
You should come and listen. There's some great bands, and speakers going to be there. You're right. I am happy. Jesus Christ is my lord and savior.
Shop Assistant:
Yeah Jesus was cool he had some good teachings. I try not to limit myself to one set of teachings. Jesus does talk to me though.
Customer:
He does?
Shop Assistant:
Oh yeah. Sometimes at the end of a good yoga session he appears to me. In my meditation class they teach us to be open to all sorts of higher conciousness. If I were to limit myself to just what Jesus said then I'd miss out on so many other teachers.
Customer:
Oh that's so dangerous to open yourself to all those spirits. The bible says to test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Shop Assistant:
Well the Bible might be right for you, but it just isn't right for everybody. Some of the religions that I study are right for me but might not be right for you.
Customer:
So you're saying that there are no absolutes?
Shop Assistant:
That's it exactly. We can all make our own truths. That's the gift that the supreme conciousness has given us. We're free to link up with it any way that suits our individuality.
Customer:
Well I believe that something is either truth or it isn't. We can't just decide what truth is.
Shop Assistant:
Don't you see the beauty of it? That's your truth. My truth is just a little more open and sensitive. You might evolve your conciousness in time, and understand other forms of truth.
Customer:
Well, I'll just leave these tickets, just in case you change your mind. (Puts tickets on the counter, walks to shelf, picks up sunglasses, and heads toward the door)
Shop Assistant:
Hey wait a minute. You didn't pay for those. What are you doing?
Customer:
Well, didn't you say that we should all have our own truth?
Shop Assistant:
That's not what I meant. You can't just steal stuff.
Customer:
Well that might not be right for you, but it seems right to me.
Shop Assistant:
But wait. I didn't mean ....
Customer:
(Walks back to counter, and hands money to the shop keeper)
I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist a little joke. There ARE absolutes, and stealing IS wrong.
(Walks to door, and turns back to shop keeper)
God bless you.
Shop Assistant:
(Picks up one of the tickets, and looks at it pensively)

Copyright 1994 Robert J. Lee
Permission to use this play is granted to all who would use it to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and perform it free of charge. Permission is denied to any production group who would include this in a for-profit production.
Please send additions or corrections to rjlee@earthling.net
Last changed: Saturday 12th August 1995