Are You The Right Person For God’s Work?

Donald Reese

A little known firm which specializes in analyzing
candidates for management positions in various organizations
recently uncovered some old files which throw some interesting
light on what some might consider essential skills and abilities
for Christian service. I quote from the report:

To: Jesus Son of Joseph
Regarding: 12 Candidates for management positions.

Dear sir,

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you
have picked for positions in your new organization. All of them
have now taken our battery of tests; and we have not only run the
results through our computer, but also arranged personal
interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational
aptitude consultant.
It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are
lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the
type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team
concept. We would recommend that you continue your search for
persons of experience in managerial ability and proven
Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of
temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. The two
brothers, James and John, place personal interest above company
loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would
tend to undermine morale. We feel that it is our duty to tell you
that Matthew has been blacklisted by the Greater Jerusalem Better
Business Bureau. James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeaus
definitely have radical leanings, and they both register a high
score on the manic depressive scale.
One of the candidates, however, shows great potential. He is
a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a
keen business mind and has contacts in high places. He is highly
motivated, ambitious and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot
as your controller and right-hand man.

Sincerely yours,
Management Consultants Inc.

(And you thought that things had changed a lot over the last 2000

“If any one serves Me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall My servant also be; If any one serves Me, the Father will
honor Him.” John 12:26