TO: Jesus, Son of Joseph
The Woodrcrafter's Carpenter Shop
FROM: Jordan Management Consultants
RE: Personnel Evaluations
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
It is the opinion of the staff 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 experience in
managerial ability and proven capacity. We
have summarized the findings of our 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
Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that
would tend to undermine morale.
We believe 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 Thaddeus,
definitely have radical leanings.
Additionally, they both registered high scores
on the manic depressive scale.
However, one of the candidates shows great
potential. He's a man of ability and
resourcefulness; he is a great networker;
has a keen business mind; and has strong
contacts in influential circles. He's highly
motivated, very ambitious and adept with
financial matters. We recommend Judas as
your Controller and Chief Operating Officer.
All the other profiles are self-explanatory.
We wish you the utmost success in your new
What if Jesus had chosen the twelve based on
the modern methods of leadership selection?
Most of them would have never had a chance to
Jesus chooses people not for who they are,
but for what they can become in Him.
Aren't you glad that when Jesus looked at you,
He didn't take you for what you were (a sinner)
but He took you for what you could be? Jesus
sees the potential in all of us, and has called
us to be disciples.
Jesus is still saying, "Follow Me!"