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POLICE   4'2m1f The love police appear in the living room

BES -- Wes, honey, can you take out the garbage?

WES -- No. I'm busy.

BES -- Busy? You're reading a magazine.

WES -- Well, that's busy. At least, I'm not talking on the
phone for hours on end.

BES -- You're lazy.

WES -- I always take out the garbage. When was the last time
YOU took out the garbage?

LES -- Love is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not
easily angered.

BES -- Wes, there's a policeman our living room.

LES -- Love is patient. Love is kind.

WES -- Who are you? What are you doing in our living room?

LES -- I'm with the Love Police. I'm here to sight you for an
infraction in the Love Code.

BES -- How did he get in here?

WES -- Yeah, how did you get in here? The doors and windows
are all locked.

LES -- Well, it's simple really. It's the Audio Principle.

BES -- The what?

WES -- Run that by me again.

LES -- The Audio Principle. See, this is story on the radio. No 
pictures. When there are no pictures a law enforcement officer 
is not limited by the same limitations as an officer on TV or in 
the movies.

BES -- I see.

WES -- Well, I don't. You think that just because this story is 
on the radio, you can appear out of nowhere and start spouting 
Bible verses?!

LES -- That about summarizes the situation. Now, about your
infractions...

BES -- Did we break the law, honey?

WES -- No, we didn't! Look you...

LES -- Well, as a matter of fact, maam, you did.

BES -- We did?

WES -- We did?

LES -- Well, because you're a Christian couple,...

WES -- How did he know we were a Christian couple? How
did you know we were a Christian couple?

BES -- It probably has something to do with the Audio
Principle, honey.

LES -- Precisely. Now, about your infractions....

WES -- Oh, so, if we weren't Christians, you would appear out
of nowhere in someone else's living room?

LES -- Well, I suppose so....

BES -- Let the officer finish, honey. This audio tape can't
go on forever.

LES -- That's very kind of you, Madame.

WES -- You're not going to fine us or throw us in jail, are
you?

LES -- Perhaps on another radio show, sir. No, this time you 
merely get a gentle reminder from scripture.

BES -- I have my Bible right here. Fire away.

LES -- In Matthew 22 and again in Mark 12, our Lord was asked 
what is the greatest commandment. He quotes two commandments.

BES -- Oh, yes, here they are:

Love the Lord your God with all you heart and soul and mind. And 
the second is just like it. Love your neighbor as yourself.

LES -- Very Good. Now, in first Corinthians 13, the Apostle
Paul tells us what love is.

BES -- Uh huh, here it is, right here.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not 
boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love 
does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always 
protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.     

WES -- I see what you mean, Officer. The Lord commanded me to 
love my wife unselfishly. But instead of taking out the garbage 
when she asked me, I acted selfishly.

BES -- And then, when he wouldn't take out the garbage right 
away, I became judgemental. That wasn't very loving was it? I'm 
sorry, honey.

WES -- Me, too, Babe. Give me a hug.

BES -- Wes, honey, not in front of the officer he.... Where
did he go? 

WES -- He disappeared as quickly as he appeared.

BES -- Do we dare to hug, honey? Or do you think he'll be
back?

WES -- Let's hug. He won't be back.

BES -- How do you know?

WES -- The Audio Principle.

BES -- The Audio Principle?

WES -- Yeah. We're at the end the radio show.


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