Are YOU a Qualified Disciple of Jesus?

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Quite often God chooses to use the most unqualified person or the most ordinary individual to do the most extraordinary things. Here is a letter that the Pharisees might have sent to Jesus.

TO: Jesus, Son of Joseph, Woodcrafter’s Carpenter Shop
FROM: Pharisaic Management Consultants

Dear Rabbi:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for managerial positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of tests and we have also arranged personal interviews for each one of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

It is the staff’s 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 proven experience in managerial ability and proven capacity.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of anger. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee place personal interests above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale.

We also 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 Thaddaeus definitely have radical leanings and they both registered 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 contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your comptroller and right-hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory.

We wish you every success in your new venture,

Sincerely yours,
James, son of John

Given your character, qualities and abilities, what is Jesus asking of you this Tuesday of Holy Week?

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