A Recent Occurrence

A friend who interviewed for a Pastoral position recently in a local church was one of five candidates.  The day that he was to hear which candidate the church had decided on came and went so he reached out to the head of the search committee and he was told that the committee and the Elders of the church had prayed extensively and that a spiritual movement unifying the entire leadership had occurred and neither he or the other final candidate were going to be invited to serve in the position.  He found out a week later through a source the search committee probably never thought existed that one of the members of their committee had been laid off from their job and asked if they could have the job instead of either of the candidates.  Spiritualizing their decision was not necessary….