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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Pastor (11/30/06)

TITLE: A Pastor’s Cover Letter To A Search Committee
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12/02/06


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A congregation must come to understand,
A pastor is called by God and not by Man.
Approbation for self is not among his goals,
He’s there to nourish and edify your souls.

For the quantity and quality of what he teaches,
he will give an account for all that he preaches.
Not to Man or to a committee of review,
but to the One who called him, he will be true.

Sometimes he will not say what you want to hear,
and will speak the truth even if it causes a tear.
Like a friend he will provide a much-needed hug,
but will not be a party to sweeping sin under the rug.

Sometimes his words will bring comfort and cheer,
and these are the sermons we all like to hear.
But some will be of the challenging variety,
as he denounces the evil accepted by society.

Seen as a rebel to some
and a leader to others,
been a friend to sinners
and called them my brothers.

As far as my background I must confess,
some have disowned me for its been quite a mess.
I hated the Christians and hoped that they’d fail,
and yes, it’s true, I have been in jail.

So know that before you hire me,
you won’t be the first or the last one to fire me.
As a servant of God, I will serve you in truth,
even if it means getting the boot!

Respectfully submitted,

The Apostle Paul


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Jan Ackerson 12/07/06
Clever title, and what fun it was to realize who was "speaking" toward the end!

Rhymed poetry like this usually flows better when the meter is more consistent. Feel free to PM or e-mail me for more details on that, if you wish.

This is a charming poem.
Esther Phillips12/09/06
Good job! There are so many of God's servants in the Bible that give us hope knowing that we, too, are not perfect. Cute poem.
Sara Harricharan 12/12/06
Pretty good, loved the title and the first 'verse'. Great job and great writing!