Commentary on the Gospel of
Looking at the disciples of Jesus, we will notice, that they are distinct from each other. The community of the twelve was a heterogeneous group. This seems to show what Jesus want to symbolize—communion. The heterogeneity of the twelve was intentionally done by Jesus in order to signify his desire of bringing people with no distinction. Thus, we who are “Christians” i.e. followers of Christ must live and act as signs of perpetuity of our Lord’s purpose to the world, notwithstanding our differences. Often our weakness marks our difference, our distinctiveness. However, precisely through our weakness God does reveal his message of love and communion.