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DECISION 4'?m2f Decision making for believers

AMY -- (enters, begins crossing)

LIZ -- (follows carrying Bible) Well, just the person I wanted
to see!

AMY -- (stops, turns) Excuse me?

LIZ -- (pushes Bible into Amy's hands forcefully) Here, you can
have it.

AMY -- But this is YOUR Bible.

LIZ -- It was.

AMY -- But I gave it to you as a gift.

LIZ -- And now I'm giving it back to you.

AMY -- Why?

LIZ -- Because it's worthless.

AMY -- Worthless.

LIZ -- Yes. This was the first time I needed it to make a
decision and it did absolutely nothing for me. You can have it
back! (turns)

AMY -- Wait a minute.

LIZ -- What.

AMY -- You don't just refuse a gift without an explanation.

LIZ -- (turns) I already gave you an explanation. I needed that
Bible to help me make a decision and it had nothing to say about
it.

AMY -- About your decision.

LIZ -- That's right. Not a word!

AMY -- Not a word.

LIZ -- It's worthless.

AMY -- You're right. You're absolutely right.

LIZ -- I am?

AMY -- Yes. It's worthless.

LIZ -- It is?

AMY -- I think I'll burn it.

LIZ -- Well, that seems a little harsh. It must be good for
SOMEthing.

AMY -- I doubt it. If it didn't answer YOUR question and YOU are
a really reasonable person, I doubt that it will answer
anybody's questions. I think all it's good for is kindling for
my fireplace. Or maybe I'll just tear out the pages and use them
for lining the bottom of my bird cage.

LIZ -- You can't be serious!

AMY -- You know, now that I think about it, if this Bible didn't
mention your decision, it probably won't mention other modern
problems either. I'll bet there is not a single mention of the
problems of aviation mechanics or of nuclear physics or of drag
racers or of heart surgeons either. This Bible is no good to
ANYone!

LIZ -- I know what you're doing.

AMY -- Doing? I'm not doing anything.

LIZ -- Yes, you are. You never agree with me. Why are you being
so agreeable now?

AMY -- Because you're right about this. Not only is there no
mention of your problem, I'll bet there's not a single mention
of your name in this Bible either.

LIZ -- Alright. I see where you're going with this.

AMY -- Oh?

LIZ -- Yes. You're just agreeing with me so that I'll take a
look at what I'm saying. Maybe I'm looking at this problem from
the wrong angle.

AMY -- You think?

LIZ -- Alright, I'll admit it. I'm a little frustrated. I've
searched that Bible for hours and I couldn't find a mention of a
decision even close to mine. Now, I've wasted all this time and
I'm no closer to a decision than I was before. I don't have a
clue how to proceed.

AMY -- Well, as near as I can see, so far, you've done
everything right.

LIZ -- I have?!

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- I don't get it.

AMY -- The first thing you should do is check the Bible to see
if it has any guidance. The second thing you should do,
according to the Bible, is to seek help from a fellow believer.

LIZ -- That's you.

AMY -- So far, you're two for two.

LIZ -- I think you give me too much credit. I didn't really come
here to seek help, I came here to complain.

AMY -- But you're here.

LIZ -- (sighs) Alright. I'm here. What do I do now?

AMY -- If I told you what to do, would you do it?

LIZ -- I don't know. It depends.

AMY -- (presses Bible into Liz's hands) Here. (exits) Step
three, don't ask for help until you're ready to receive it.

LIZ -- (exits opposite) I guess my problem was not with the
Bible after all.

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