The Twelve Apostles

 

Who Chose Who and Why?

Very early in his ministry, Jesus decided to gather disciples around himself.  Many chose to follow him in those early days; men and women, young and old, people from the Galilee and from Judea. But Jesus chose from those who followed him, twelve to be his constant companions and co-workers.

But just in case the disciples are confused, Jesus reminds the twelve just before his crucifixion, “You did not choose me, but I chose you.”   We suspect Jesus did not just say on the day he chose his apostles, “eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch an apostle by the toe”.

So the questions must be discussed, why did they choose each other? Why did the 12 choose him, and more importantly, why did he choose them?  Read further if you are interested, in the postings “Twelve Apostles

 

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