By Noel Moore
A simple dialogue discussing New Year Resolutions.
Ephesians 4 verse 31
M: Hi Adam.
A: Hi Matthew, and a happy new year.
M: So it is. And a happy new year to you.
A: Have you made any resolutions?
M: Do you mean, have I barricaded myself in my bedroom again ?
A: No ! That's a revolution - a violent attempt to change the political system.
M: And what were you talking about ?
A: A resolution. If I promised myself that I was going to do something, I'd be making a resolution. Like giving up smoking!
M: You don't smoke, Adam, do you?
A: Of course not!
M: Why do you want to give it up then ?
A: I was just giving an example of the kind of things people do when they make new year's resolutions.
M: Oh. I see now.
A: Well, are you going to make any?
M: I can't think of anything. Have you any ideas?
A: What about not arguing with your big brother?
M: I do not!
A: Oh yes you do.
M: No I don't !
A: I can see you don't want to do that one.
M: The trouble with making promises to yourself is that you end up breaking them about 3 days later.
A: Yeah. Like mum's diets! How many has she been on now ?
M: Don't know. I can't count that many. Maybe we're better not making any resolutions.
A: I think that a lot of people try and keep promises on their own, and don't ask for God's help.
M: So what should we do then?
A: I know. Why don't we choose a verse from the bible and try and keep it.
M: Good idea. I know where there is a really good verse. Ephesians chapter 4 verse 31.
[ Read verse together from Matthew's bible ]
A & M: "Quarrelling, harsh words and dislike of others should have no place in your lives." Ephesians 4 verse 31.
A: Right. that's our resolution. We'll have to remember to ask God's help to keep it.
M: We'll need it.!
A: Happy new year.
M: And a happy new year to you, Adam.
Copyright Noel Moore, all rights reserved. This script may be used without royalty payment. In return for free use, the author would like to be told of any performance. Noel may be emailed at: drama<a>belfastcitadel.com