House Church Talk - high marks for Judas

David Anderson david at
Sun May 23 10:20:12 EDT 2004

Management Consultants 

Jesus, Son of Joseph
Woodcrafters Carpentry Shop
Nazareth, Palestine 25922 

     Dear Sir, 

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the 12 men picked for management 
positions in your organization. All of them have taken our battery of 
tests and we have not only run the results through our computer, but also 
arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and 
vocational aptitude consultant. The profile of all tests are included and 
you will want to study of each of them carefully. As part of our service 
and for your guidance we have made some general comments much as an 
auditor would include some general statements. 

The report is given as a result of staff consultation and comes without 
any additional fee. It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees 
are lacking background, education and vocational aptitude necessary for 
the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team 

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and is given to fits of temper. 
Andrew has absolutely no leadership qualities. The two brothers, James 
and John, sons of Zebedee, place personal interests above company 
loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to 
undermine morale. We feel it is our duty to tell you that Mat thew has 
been blacklisted by the "Greater Jerusalem Better Business Bureau". James 
and Thadeaeus definitely have radical leanings and they both registered 
high scores 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 right 
hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory. We wish you 
every success in your new venture. 


Jordan Management Consultants 

(author unknown)

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