Cast: 3 runners 1 race official
All three are standing infront of a big poster advertising a marathon. First prize £100 2nd prize £50 3rd prize £10
A: what are you looking at?
B: they’re having a marathon, I think I’m gonna enter
C: yeah me too I could use £100
A: well that’s a pity cos I’m gonna win first prize!
B: yeah sure!
A: of course I am….I’m dead fast me!
C: if you’re racing against a snail that is!!
B: I know .. We could train together, it’d be fun!
A: Train?????(looks worried)
C: yes train….you really don’t think you can run a marathon without training do you?
A: I don’t need to train….I’m dead fast me!
B: ok race ya to the corner
(All run across stage, A wins easily)
A: see told ya I was dead fast!!
C: But can you run for 26 miles?
A: easy peasy
B: We’ll see…..(to C) meet you at 4 for a run
C; yes see ya then….you coming too ?
A: no not me, I don’t need to train…I’m dead…
B andC: yeah….dead fast me!
B and C run up and down stage
A sit down eating chocolate
(Walking to start line)
A: Well today’s the day….bet you two have tired yourselves out with all that training!!
B: No I feel ready for anything
C: me too
D: on your marks…get set…GO!
(all start running, A gets slower and slower and ends up crawling up to finish line)
D: Well done….(gives B £100 prize) I can see you trained hard for the race
D: Well done to you too (gives C £50 prize)
A eventually crawls gasping to the finish line but collapses before he reaches it
D: Well you obviously didn’t train! And as you’ve not past the finish line I’m disqualifying you.
B;* whispers * I’m dead fast me!
A glares at him
D: I’m gonna give the third prize money to the winner since you’ve made no effort to run in the race.
Reader:Jesus told this parable……Matt 25:14-30
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