One of the toughest tasks a church faces is choosing a good Minister
One evening, a member of an official board, which had been undergoing this painful process for weeks, voice tinged with resignation and perhaps more than a little disgust, asked for the floor, reached into his briefcase and withdrew the following letter purportedly from yet another applicant. Wearily, his patience with the committee worn extremely thin, he began to read to them......
It is my understanding that your pulpit is vacant. I should like very much to apply for the position.
I have many qualifications....
have been a preacher with much success.
am over 50 years of age.
My health, I am sorry to say, is not really very good, but I have never allowed that to stand in the way of my getting things done!
The churches I have preached in have been small, though located in several large cities.
I must also confess to you that I have not gotten along well with traditional religious leaders in those towns where I have preached.
Actually, some have threatened me repeatedly and even attacked me physically on occasion.
I am not too good at keeping records. I have even been known to forget whom I have baptized.
However, if you feel you could use me and will give me the opportunity, I will do my very best for you and for the church.
The board member looked up from the application he'd read and asked, "Well, what do you think? Shall we call this man?"
The good church folks and elders stared at him aghast, wide-eyed and disbelieving!
The board member paused, eyeing each member keenly before he read the signature to them.....
"It's signed, The Apostle Paul."