Who is qualified to work for me, for me to use for my purposes? Do you assume that the work of my Kingdom can only be performed by those of the highest degree of character?
Yet I have used murderers and adulterers. Who have I used in my word that didn’t have some sort of flaw? Do not think that these are desirable qualities that you should pursue. Yet at the same time do not reject those who have made mistakes, even serious ones. For people do not serve me in isolation, but rather as a part of my body. If you reject them for their past it may hinder my work more than their past itself. They have treasure in earthen vessels even as you do.