TO: Commander In Chief, Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ.
FROM: Officer of Battle, Spiritual Armed Forces, Weary Warrior
RE: Request For Transfer
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 judgements, 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 and instruct the troops. My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from constant use in 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 am tired. I am 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 will file papers; anything. Just get me out of the battle; PLEASE Sir!
Your Faithful But Tired Servant,
TO: Officer of Battle, Spiritual Armed Forces, Weary Warrior
FROM: Commander In Chief, Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ
RE: Your Request For Transfer
Your request for transfer has been denied. I herewith present my reasons…..
You are needed in this battle. If you leave your post, your comrades-in-arms will be exposed to the enemy. I have personally selected you and I will keep My word to supply your need. You do not need a demotion or transfer. You need a period of R and R (Renewal and
Rekindling) I have set aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated from all sound and is fully protected from the enemy. I will meet you there and will give you rest. I will remove your old equipment and make all things new. You have been wounded in the battle, my precious soldier. Your wounds are not visible, but you have received grave internal injuries. You need to be healed and I will heal you. You have been weakened in the battle and need to be strengthened. I will strengthen you and be your strength. I will instill in you confidence and ability. My words will rekindle within you a renewed love, zeal and passion to fight the enemy. Report to me tattered and empty for I will refill you, soldier.
Jesus Christ, Commander In Chief