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CONFESS  4'?mf2 We're already forgiven. Why confess our sins?

(light cue: dim to dark)

LIZ -- (shouts from offstage) Amy? Amy? Are you in here? (enters
with flashlight)

AMY -- (enters opposite with flashlight) I'm over here.

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LIZ -- This old mansion is really creepy. Why did you want to
meet me here?

AMY -- To answer your question.

LIZ -- What question?

AMY -- You asked me why anyone would want to confess his sins.

LIZ -- Yes, I did. I said that there's no need to confess your
sins, since we've already been forgiven. But that doesn't
explain why we're in this dusty old mansion.

AMY -- Come over here.

LIZ -- Over there?

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- (studies floor) Is it safe?

AMY -- Oh, it's quite safe. I checked it out before you got
here. Come here.

LIZ -- (crosses, stepping carefully) I don't see what
confession has to do with an old house.... (reacts as if
entangled in a spider web) Eeooo! Gross! (attempting to remove
the web)

AMY -- (smiling) Is something wrong?

LIZ -- I just walked right into a spider web.

AMY -- I know. (approaches)

LIZ -- (struggling) You know?

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- You mean you saw the spider web?

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- Why didn't you warn me?

AMY -- It's the reason you came.

LIZ -- You're not making any sense. Help me get this spider web
off me! (gets more frantic)

AMY -- You don't have to worry about getting bitten by a spider.
I made sure that there were no spiders around.

LIZ -- You mean you WANTED me to walk into this spider web?

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- Why?

AMY -- To answer your question.

LIZ -- (frantic) Aren't you going to help me?

AMY -- Why? I already told you that there are no spiders around.
You're not in any danger.

LIZ -- I hate spider webs! Help me!

AMY -- Oh. Okay. (begins wiping and picking web from Liz's back
and shoulders) What's all the fuss over a little spider web?

LIZ -- I can't believe you got me into this deliberately.

AMY -- I hope this answers your question.

LIZ -- I can't even remember the question. Oooo. I hate spider
webs!

AMY -- You ask me why we have to confess our sins if we've
already been forgiven for them.

LIZ -- (turns, brushes own face, shines flashlight on it) Did I
get it all?

AMY -- (picks and wipes Liz's hair) Almost.

LIZ -- What kind of a friend would do that deliberately?!

AMY -- (points over shoulder, then continues to pick and wipe)
There's another spider web over there, if you'd like to try it
again.

LIZ -- Very funny. I still don't see what a spider web has to do
with confession.

AMY -- I think sin for a believer is like walking into a spider
web. It doesn't stop you from getting to where you're going, but
it's very distracting.

LIZ -- (wiping) You can say that again.

AMY -- But did you notice your first reaction to the spider web?

LIZ -- Yes. I freaked out!

AMY -- No. I mean you asked for help to get rid of it.

LIZ -- Oh, I see what you're saying. You think that confession
is getting help to remove the distraction.

AMY -- Exactly. It's a natural reaction to walking into a spider
web, because you have little pieces of web in places where you
couldn't reach yourself.

LIZ -- Are you saying that without confession, little pieces of
my sin might stick with me without my knowing it?

AMY -- It's possible.

LIZ -- Then, maybe my guilty conscience is my natural reaction
to sin to remind me to confess and get help to wipe away the
distraction.

AMY -- (wiping) That's the way I see it.

LIZ -- (shines light on shoulder) Did we get it all?

AMY -- (shines light on other shoulder) I think so.

LIZ -- Well, this was a very convincing demonstration. (exiting)
Don't ever do this to me again!

AMY -- (follows) What's that crawling up your leg?

LIZ -- (from off stage) Very funny.

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