I see here on your resume that you are a member of the Do-gooders Club, that you served on the board of directors of the Homeless Relief Council; you are chairman of the fundraising committee, and president of the Charity Corporation and Trust Foundation. I see that you led the Project to End Hunger in 2016, and headed the Homeless Outreach Campaign of 2017. You took the helm of the Medical Needs Foundation in October of last year with a projected budget of over $1.6 million, and expect to raise twice that amount by June of this year. You have 12 years experience in charitable 501c3 organizations, and have headed your own for the last 8 years.
Your credentials are impeccable and admirable. I can see why you put yourself forward for the job Savior of the World. The record shows you have a lot to be proud of.
Just have a few questions before we make a final decision.
No where in your resume did you mention the indwelling of the Holy Spirit or the Body of Christ. You do realize, don’t you, that Jesus himself does not have a resume like yours – no? We don’t want to belittle your work in the slightest. It is most impressive, and every single crumb of grace or charity that falls from your table is greatly appreciated, but we are looking for a Kingdom Answer to the World Questions.
Jesus said that “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not withstand it.” How has your work conquered the gates of hell? We looked through your resume, cover letter, and even several of the brochures and websites of the organizations where you serve, but did not see even a hint about it in any of them.
Uhhmmm, … We are looking for the Body of Christ here, actually. We don’t really need another band-aid for the sucking chest wound of life. We need something more in the realm of resurrection. Do you do that? Do you even mention it in your brochures? How about in your planning sessions?
I wonder…, you see, one of your references here, upon closer inspection, revealed to us that despite your P.R. rhetoric about opening your door to the homeless, you actually kicked out some of your volunteers for insisting that you let the homeless in on freezing cold nights. We checked on it, and sure enough, if this is true, it happened right when you were heading a media blitz campaign to raise tens of thousands of dollars with the public’s help.
Can you account for that?
It looks like you are raising money by telling people you take the homeless in so they don’t freeze on TV, but behind the scenes you are throwing them out to the cold of night. Does that sound like Jesus to you? One fellow even claims he heard you personally use the phrase, “I don’t care where you go, but you cannot stay here”. Does that sound like the Good Shepherd to you? Is there any truth to these allegations?
This raises some other questions for us as well. How much of all that money you raise through all your various fundraisers, charitable trusts, and outreach foundations actually goes to the poor? How much of it expands office space, vehicle fleets, vacations, and your own pocket book?
Do you know how much money Jesus pocketed?
We found a quote from you in a newspaper a few years back telling the public not to give money to the poor themselves. You accused them of misusing it for drugs or alcohol, and suggested that by giving to them the public would be enabling the addiction. This despite the words of Jesus to “give to all who ask” and his direction of at least one rich guy that he sell all he owned, give it to the poor, have his riches in heaven, and then come follow. How do you square your remarks with that?
But you didn’t stop there. No. You said the public should send their money to you instead, and that you would handle it responsibly. How is that working out? Have you ended poverty? Or did you fund a vacation? Who exactly is being enabled here?
Perhaps it sounds like we are merely nitpicking. There is no doubt your work produces remarkable results and has actually helped many people on many occasions. We want to thank you for your service and for every good thing that actually happens as a result of it, but honestly, we think you not only fall way short of Savior of the World material, but you are hardly on track with Jesus in any of this.
Yes, we are looking for a world revolution, not a status quo collusion. Thank you for applying, but please, stop muddying the waters with all your rhetoric. Instead repent. Go back to church, the very Body of Christ and seek the leading of The Holy Spirit there. Anything else is a beastly parody. A 666-substitute for the real thing.