To: Jesus, Son of Joseph
The Woodcrafter’s Carpenter Shop
From: Jordan Management Company
Re: Candidates for Management
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 not only run the results through our computers, but also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocation aptitude consultant.
It is the opinion of the staff that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocation 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 capacity.
We have summarized the findings of your study below:
Simon Peter is emotional, unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no quality 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 believe it is our duty to tell you that Matthew has been black-listed by the Greater Jerusalem Better Business Bureau. James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus definitely have radical leanings. Additionally, they both registered high scores on the manic depressive scale.
From the world's perspective, Judas, the one who betrayed our Savior, showed the most potential. The rest of the disciples that were thought of as "uneducated nobodies" were the ones that continued God's work. God wants to use people that will bring Him glory and not be focused on personal gain. When God chooses to use people that you doesn't expect, the only possible explanation for their good works is that He is living in them.