Amidst many frustrations and fears recently, I’ve been thinking about this remark someone made to me. It impacted me:

Jesus appointed 12 apostles but they were all imperfect people. Judas betrayed Jesus; Peter, who showed great insight and leadership, denied him during his trial; and the other apostles fled when he was crucified. Yet, in spite of their weaknesses, Jesus was able to build his church through these flawed disciples.