Jerusalem (Notre Dame), 14th May 2007
Let we think about the way of choice St. Matthias as an apostle in place of Judas.
It’s very interesting, amazing and intriguing.
The apostles prayed: “Lord, you can read everyone’s heart”.
That seems be normal.
They said: “Lord show us therefore which of these two you have chosen”. It’s a high consciousness that it is God who chooses not the people.
That’s not so usual.
But the greatest surprise for us is what happens now.
“They then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve apostles”.
They didn’t think: "To draw lots is a superstition".
They didn’t think: "It’s a big risk".
They trusted in God because he is even the Lord of drawing lots.
Do you ask about God’s will by drawing lots?