POSTED April 11, 1998


By Art Ferry
SOME LAST WORDS ~~ Mark 15 ~~ Butch & The Cross

CROSS: Oh, woe is me. What a terrible thing, what a terrible thing. Will I ever be able to live it down. Woe is me.

BUTCH: (Butch enters) What's the matter Mr. Cross? Why are you so sad?

CROSS: You see, Butch, my daddy just did a horrible, gosh awful, terrible thing and I don't know if I will ever live it down.

BUTCH: What is so horrible, gosh awful & terrible that you would not be able to live it down? Nothing is that bad, is it?

CROSS: Yes it is. My daddy killed a man. Oh me, oh my.

BUTCH: Your daddy killed a man? Wow, that is bad. Who did he kill?

CROSS: I didn't know him myself, but others told me they called Him Jesus, the Christ.

BUTCH: Oh, now I know what you are talking about. You are talking about the Crucifixion, aren't you?

CROSS: I guess so. I really don't know. All I know is that my daddy was laid down on the ground and some men placed this Jesus on him and nailed Him there. And they put my dad in the ground and this Jesus died there a few hours later.

BUTCH: But, Mr. Cross, that was not your dad's fault. You see the prophet, Isaiah told about when this would happen and how and the writer of Psalm 22 also spoke of it.

CROSS: Yes, but my daddy did it. That's what makes it so bad.

BUTCH: No, Mr. Cross, you are wrong. Those people used your dad, but your dad did not do it.

CROSS: He didn't? For real !!

BUTCH: No, he didn't. The Jewish people found Him guilty of a crime He didn't do. The Romans put Him to death for a crime He did not do. They only used your dad to accomplish their evil work.

CROSS: They used my daddy? I never thought of it that way.

BUTCH: If it were not for your dad, God's plan for our salvation could have never been completed. You have a lot to be proud of. In every Christian Church they hang a copy of your dad so that we might remember what happened. Look over there behind the choir. See that cross up there.

CROSS: Gosh, I'm glad you came along. See you later (leave stage and continues voice) Hey fellows, let me tell you about my daddy. I'm (fading out) really proud of him.

BUTCH: See you every one. Hey kids, how about hanging around and listening to the music? (off stage)

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