Appointing His Workers

When Jesus was gathering the dozen men about Him through whom He would found the Christian church, He did not seek them in the venerable schools of the rabbis, or in the exclusive circle of the Sanhedrin.

He did not send to Greece, the centre of philosophy and culture, for His disciples.

Nor did He go to Rome, the home of legislative genius and military prowess, to find His apostles.

No, he trod the shining shores of Galilee, and selected humble men whose hearts were big enough to admit the Lord of glory; men who would finally be willing to be nothing that Christ might be everything; men through whom the Holy spirit could work, unhampered by human sophistry, selfishness, or superiority.
~Coming of the Comforter p83