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CONFESS3 4'?m2f Discipleship, confession, healing  

LIZ -- (enters, crosses to podium or cabinet, looks both ways,
removes pill bottle, struggles to remove cap)

AMY -- (enters quietly, reading Bible)

LIZ -- (turns, gasps, conceals bottle)

AMY -- What do you make of this, Elizabeth?

LIZ -- Make of what?! I don't know anything!

AMY -- (points to Bible) This passage in James. "Therefore,
confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so
that...

LIZ -- ...Why are you asking me? I have nothing to confess. I
haven't done anything wrong! Why would you think I have anything
to confess?

AMY -- (points to Bible) I'm asking you about this verse.

LIZ -- (shifts eyes a dozen times)

AMY -- Well?

LIZ -- This is about your grey blouse, isn't it?

AMY -- What about my grey blouse?

LIZ -- The dry cleaner said he removed the stain completely.

AMY -- You stained my blouse?

LIZ -- This isn't about the stain, is it? Of course not. You
didn't even know about the stain. It's gone.

AMY -- You stained my blouse?

LIZ -- Clam dip.

AMY -- Clam dip.

LIZ -- It was delicious.

AMY -- How did you spill clam dip on MY blouse?

LIZ -- (shifts eyes a dozen times)

AMY -- Well?

LIZ -- Well, you weren't around when I needed something to where
with your black slacks...

AMY -- You borrowed my black slacks AND my grey blouse?!

LIZ -- I dry-cleaned them. They're as good as new.

AMY -- When was this?

LIZ -- (tries to exit) I have to be somewhere.

AMY -- (steps into Liz's path) When was this?

LIZ -- Last week end.

AMY -- Where did you go wearing MY clothes?

LIZ -- (sighs) While I'm confessing, I might as well admit that
I wore your black loafers too.

AMY -- Where did you go wearing MY clothes?

LIZ -- To Janine's party.

AMY -- Janine is MY friend. How did you get invited and I
didn't?

LIZ -- It was on your answering machine.

AMY -- I didn't hear it.

LIZ -- I erased it.

AMY -- You erased MY message?!

LIZ -- I didn't want you to go to the party.

AMY -- Why not?

LIZ -- I didn't want you to see me wearing your clothes. It's a
good thing too. You would have had a conniption if you saw me
spill clam dip on your blouse...

AMY -- ...When were you going to tell me all of this?

LIZ -- I wasn't.

AMY -- You weren't.

LIZ -- No. I was too embarrassed. (points to Bible) I realize
that the Bible says I should... you know... confess. But...
actually, I'm glad I did. It's a big weight off my shoulders.

AMY -- (shakes head, turns)

LIZ -- Wait a minute.

AMY -- (turns) What.

LIZ -- You didn't know any of this?

AMY -- No. How could I?

LIZ -- I don't know. I thought maybe you had a video camera in
your closet or something. I thought that's why you were asking
me about that Bible verse. (points to Bible)

AMY -- It's not. (turns)

LIZ -- Wait a minute.

AMY -- (turns) What.

LIZ -- Why did you ask me about that verse... (tries to read) 
Therefore, confess...

AMY -- I needed to ask you about the last half of that verse.
(reads) "Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for
each other so that you may be healed." I was going to ask you if
the HEALing it refers to is spiritual healing or physical
healing. (points to Liz's hand) What's that in your hand?

LIZ -- (hides bottle) Oh, it's nothing.

AMY -- So, it doesn't belong to me.

LIZ -- Well, yes, I suppose it does. (shows pills)

AMY -- My antacids. What are you doing with MY antacid pills?

LIZ -- Actually, now that I've confessed my sins to you, I feel
much better already. I don't need them anymore. (gives pills to
Amy, exits, sings) Thanks.

AMY -- (follows reading) Well, I guess that answers THAT
question.

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