Should We Hire Him?

YOUTH MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE RECEIVED THIS LETTER. GENTLEMEN, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PULPIT IS VACANT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION. I HAVE MANY QUALIFICATIONS. I’VE BEEN A PREACHER WITH MUCH SUCCESS AND ALSO SOME SUCCESS AS A WRITER. SOME SAY I’M A GOOD ORGANIZER. I’VE BEEN A LEADER IN MOST PLACES I’VE […]

YOUTH MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE RECEIVED THIS LETTER.
GENTLEMEN, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PULPIT IS VACANT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION. I HAVE MANY QUALIFICATIONS. I’VE BEEN A PREACHER WITH MUCH SUCCESS AND ALSO SOME SUCCESS AS A WRITER. SOME SAY I’M A GOOD ORGANIZER. I’VE BEEN A LEADER IN MOST PLACES I’VE BEEN.
I’M OVER 50 YEARS OLD, I HAVE NEVER PREACHED IN ONE PLACE FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS. IN SOME PLACES I HAVE LEFT TOWN AFTER MY WORK CAUSED RIOTS AND DISTURBANCES. I MUST ADMIT I HAVE BEEN IN JAIL THREE OR FOUR TIMES, BUT NOT BECAUSE OF ANY REAL WRONG DOING.
“MY HEALTH IS NOT TOO GOOD, THOUGH I STILL GET A GREAT DEAL DONE. THE CHURCHES I HAVE PREACHED IN HAVE BEEN SMALL, THOUGH LOCATED IN SEVERAL LARGE CITIES.”
I’VE NOT GOTTEN ALONG WELL WITH RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN TOWNS WHERE I HAVE PREACHED. IN FACT, SOME HAVE THREATENED ME AND EVEN ATTACKED ME PHYSICALLY. I AM NOT TOO GOOD AT KEEPING RECORDS. I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO FORGET WHOM I HAVE BAPTIZED.
“HOWEVER, IF YOU CAN USE ME, I SHALL DO MY BEST FOR YOU.”
THE BOARD MEMBER LOOKED OVER THE COMMITTEE, “WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK? SHALL WE HIRE HIM?”
THE GOOD CHURCH FOLKS WERE AGHAST. CALL AN UNHEALTHY, TROUBLE-MAKING, ABSENT MINDED EX-JAILBIRD? WAS THE BOARD MEMBER CRAZY? WHO SIGNED THE APPLICATION? WHO HAD SUCH COLOSSAL NERVE?
THE BOARD MEMBER EYED THEM ALL KEENLY BEFORE HE ANSWERED. “IT’S SIGNED, “THE APOSTLE PAUL.”

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