One of the toughest tasks a church faces is choosing a good minister. The chairman of the official board undergoing this painful process finally lost patience.
He\’d just witnessed the Pastoral Selection Committee reject applicant after applicant for various minor faults — real or imagined. It was time, he thought, for a bit of soul-searching on the part of the committee. So, after the meeting adjourned, he wrote a letter to the Pastoral Selection Committee, which he stood-up and read at the next Pastoral Selection meeting. Supposedly, the letter was from another Pastoral applicant.
Gentlemen: Understanding your pulpit is vacant, I should like to apply for the
position. I have many qualifications. I\’ve been a preacher with much success and
also had some success as a writer...