E. Stanley Jones had been invited to speak at Westmar College, Le Mars, Iowa. My folks invited him to our home for supper during his stay. I was a college freshman thinking about studying for the ministry. My father was a minister and my grandfather also. But I wasn’t sure about the ministry, so I asked our guest what advice he would give me.
“Get out of it if you can” was the answer.
I majored in English and went on to a career in statistics, never having felt I had missed God’s calling, but finding God’s call on my life in other ways than the ministry.