Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From The Pastor

To: Jesus, Son of Joseph
From: Jordan Management Consultants.

Dear Sir: Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have chosen for managerial positions in your new enterprise. All of them have taken a battery of tests. We have run the tests through our computers. We also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.The profiles of all tests are included, and you will want to study each of them carefully. As part of our service, we make some general comments for your guidance.

It is the opinion of the firm 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 capability. Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale. We feel it our duty to tell you that Matthew had been blacklisted by the 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 isa man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind, and has contact in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory. We wish you every success in your new venture.

Sincerely,
Jordan Management Consultants.

Praise the Lord! Christ calls us in baptism. We are His chosen ones.

Prayers and blessings,
Fr. Joe

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