Two church leaders met on the street one day. One asked the other, “Have you heard about Harry? He embezzled his company out of nearly half a million dollars.”
The other man replied, “That’s terrible! I never did trust Harry.”
“Not only that,” the first man continued, “he left town and took Charlie’s wife with him.”
“That’s awful!” came the reply. “Harry has always been a scoundrel.”
The first man said, “There’s more. Harry stole a car to make his getaway.”
“That’s outrageous! I always did think that Harry had a bad streak in him.”
“It gets even worse. Witnesses say that Harry was quite drunk when he drove out of town.”
“Harry’s no good. That’s for sure. But now that he’s gone, who are we going to get to teach his Sunday school class this week?’
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”—2 Timothy 2:2.
“Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”—James 3:1.