Many thanks to Fr Kevin O'Shea at the Sacred Heart Church in Mill Hill for bringing this to my attention. Had Jesus been advised by One Barnet Consultants as to the management structure of his organisation, maybe he would have got a report something like this.
"Thank you for submitting the résumés of the
12 men you have picked for managerial positions in your new
organization. All of them have undergone our tests. We have run the
results through our own computer. After having arranged personality
interviews for each of them with our psychologist and consultant, it
is the opinion of our staff that most of your nominees are lacking
in background, education and vocational aptitude for the enterprise.
They have no team concept. Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and
given to fits of temper. Andrew has no qualities for leadership. The
two brothers James and John place personal interest above company
loyalty. Thomas shows a sceptical attitude that would tend to
undermine morale. Matthew has been blacklisted by the Jerusalem
Better Business Bureau. James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus,
definitely have radical leanings, and registered a high score on the
manic-depressive scale. One of the candidates however, shows real
potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people
well, and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated,
ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your
controller and right-hand man. "
I suspect that there is more than a grain of truth in this as to who gets on and who doesn't in the world of business, especially in "ambitious" organisations.
I am not entirely sure this is really a joke though