Sunday, January 08, 2006

~* Spiritual Request for Transfer *~

Topic: Service, Spiritual
Request for Transfer
Commander and Chief Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ

;Dear Lord

I am writing this to You to request a transfer to
:a desk job. I herewith present my reasons

I began my career as a private, but because of
the intensity of the battle you have quickly
moved me up in the ranks. You have made me an
officer and given me a tremendous amount of
responsibility. There are many soldiers and
recruits under my charge. I am constantly being
called upon to dispense wisdom, make judgments
and find solutions to complex problems. You have
placed me in a position to function as an officer
when in my heart I know I have only the skills of
a private. I realize that You have promised to
.supply all I would need for the battle

But Sir, I must present You a realistic picture
of my equipment. My uniform, once so crisp and
starched, is now stained with tears and blood of
those I have tried to assist. The soles of my boots
are cracked and worn from the miles I have walked
.trying to enlist and encourage the instructed troops
My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from
constant battle against the enemy. Even the Book of
Regulations I was issued has been torn and tattered
.from endless use. The words are now smeared

You have promised You would be with me throughout
but when the noise of the battle is so loud and
the confusion is so great, I can neither see nor hear
.You. I feel so alone. I'm tired. I'm discouraged
I have Battle Fatigue. I would never ask You for a
discharge. I love being in Your service. But I
humbly request a demotion and transfer. I'll file
.papers or clean latrines

.Just get me out of the battle -- please, Sir

.You Faithful, but tired, Warrior

Rev. Thecla St. Romain-"How About a Transfer Lord?" by Mildred_

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