Request For Transfer (Author Unknown)


>TO: 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, 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.

>Your Faithful, but tired, Warrior.


>To: Faithful, but tired, Soldier, Spiritual Armed Forces

>Location: The Battlefield

>SUBJECT: Transfer

>Dear Soldier:

>Your request for transfer has been denied. I herewith present My

>reasons: You are needed in this battle. I have selected you, and I will

>keep My Word to supply your need. You do not need a demotion and

>transfer. (You’d never cut it on latrine duty.) You need a period of

>”R&R” –Renewal and Rekindling. I am setting aside a place on the

>battlefield that is insulated from all sound and fully protected from

>the enemy. I will meet you there and I will give you rest. I will remove

>your old equipment and “make all things new.” You have been wounded in

>the battle, My soldier. Your wounds are not visible, but you have

>received grave internal injuries. You need to be healed. I will heal

>you. You have been weakened in the battle. You 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 and renewed

>love, zeal and enthusiasm. Report to Me tattered and empty. I will

>refill you.


>Your Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ