CAN IT BE DONE WITH MISFITS?

TO: Jesus, Son of Joseph
FROM:Galilee Career Consultants

Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for positions in your new enterprise. All of them have now taken our aptitude tests. We have run the results through our computer and have arranged personal interviews for them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

It is the staff 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, personal skills, or background experiences adequate for positions with you.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualifications of leadership. The two brothers, James and John, placed personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a skeptical attitude that would tend to undermine group morale. Matthew has been blacklisted by the Better Business Bureau of Capernaum. James, 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 has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and chief operating officer.

We wish you every success in your new venture, despite the limitations of most of the personnel you have chosen. Sincerely,

Galilee Career Consultants

From: Mission Report, Park Plaza Church of Christ, Tulsa, OK