When Jesus appointed his twelve disciples, he chose fishermen and tax collectors—everyday tradesmen and the equivalent of office workers.
None of them had received any professional training in evangelization, homiletics, or church management. But they were hardworking, sincere, and loyal men, and he knew that over time he could shape them into real apostles.
Over the course of his time with them, Jesus sensed that they were making progress. They were learning his teachings. They were believing in his miracles. They were seeing people’s lives change. But at the same time, Jesus knew that they still had to deal with some of their old ways of thinking and acting. Just like us, the twelve disciples were “works in progress.”
This month, we want to take a look at one area that the Twelve still needed to work on—their disposition toward other people. We want to look at how they could pit themselves against each other, how they…
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