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Friday, October 28, 2005

Jude/Thad and the Zealot  

On this and all feasts of the Apostles, we are reminded that most of these guys wouldn't have been the obvious choices for saints-to-be. Their apparent unsuitability is seen as evidence that Jesus saw something in them that no one else could. If these twelve, distinguished only by being undistinguished, could become the Fathers of the Church, what might be in store for us?

The unspoken alternative is that God used them because it was all he had to work with. Not many choose to follow the hard road that enters through the narrow gate, and those who are making their way smoothly through the world rarely do. These twelve may have been the extent of the rawest of materials the carpenter had.

Of course, that viewpoint is less likely to inspire the faithful, isn't it?

posted by Kelly | 5:10 PM link
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