Errand Boys for Jesus

Posted August 5, 2018 2:24 pm by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

Errand Boys for Jesus

In the 1979 Vietnam War movie, Apocalypse Now, the Marlon Brando character, Colonel Kurtz, has gone insane and commands his own Montagnard troops, inside neutral Cambodia.  So the U. S. Army sends a soldier (actor Martin Sheen) to “terminate” him.  The confrontation is iconic:  Kurtz: “Are you an assassin?”  Sheen: “I’m a soldier.”  Kurtz: “You’re neither.  You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.”
Colonel Kurtz was unkind.  We need not disparage errand boys, or water boys, or delivery boys.  Every vocation, however humble, has its place in the economy of God’s plan and human relations.  The

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