Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time ‘a’
Jesus chose His twelve disciples and among them were -- Peter who denied Him, Zebedee’s sons James and John who wanted to be placed one at the right and one at the left side in Jesus’ Kingdom, Matthew the tax collector, Thomas who could not believe in his Lord’s resurrection, and even Judas Iscariot who in the end betrayed his Master. It is clear that Jesus started His Church with very imperfect people. He did not choose those with power, authority, knowledge, or connections. No, He decided to choose very ordinary, imperfect, and even sinful people. We may be tempted to think that the mission of proclaiming God’s Kingdom belongs only to those who have knowledge, who are ordained, who lead our Church. But today we are reminded that all of us, with our sins and imperfections, we too have a special place in Jesus’ Church and are now responsible to make this Church grow. Jesus never choose perfect people; that’s why now He counts on you and me.