of the toughest tasks a church faces, is choosing a minister.
A member of an official
He'd watch the pastoral
relations committee reject applicant after
It was time for a bit of
soul-searching on the part of the committee.
He stood up to read a
letter purporting to be from another applicant.
Understanding your pulpit is vacant,
I have many
qualifications. I've been a preacher with much
Some say I'm a good
What I do, is a labour
of love, from the grace of God, that is with me,
"I am over 50 years of
I have never preached in
one place for more than three years.
In someplaces, I have
left town after my work caused riots and disturbances.
I must admit, I have
been in jail three or four times,
"My health is not too
good, though I still get a great deal done.
The churches I have
I've not gotten along
well with religious leaders in towns where I
In fact, some have
threatened me and even attacked me physically.
I am not too good in
"However,if you can use
me, I shall do my best for you."
The board member looked
at the committee.
The good church folks
Was the board member
crazy? Who signed the application?
Who has such colossal
The board member eyed
them all keenly, before he answered,
"It is signed,
"the Apostle Paul."