I’ve been watching the presidential candidate debates – I know, I really need a hobby – and it occurs to me that if churches called pastors the way parties nominate presidents . . .
- We’d line up 7 or 8 prospective candidates and ask them inane questions that have little to do with the job
- We’d expect them to take potshots at each other, but with a smile
- They’d be raising money from church members so they could turn around and use it to tell people how frugal they would be in the job
- We’d be polling the congregation 3 or 4 times every week to see which candidate was most popular
- We’d finally elect a candidate, then spend the next four years complaining about him.
Oh, wait. That last one is what we do when we call a pastor!