Seek not for you have been besoughten, simply answer "Call"
It has always seemed to me that the 12 Apostles of Jesus were way more like the Keystone Cops than the martyred saints we are presented with.
[Paul retired to a Roman estate to enjoy the fruits of his labor, writing with proven expertise about his tragic martyrdom, and how he saved "Christianity" from women and taxes.]
Fast forward back, to the crucifixion and they go into hiding (sans Judas after his betrayal, which nobody saw coming) to which one can only wonder, why hide from the local fuzz if you're super tight with The Son of God? ~back taxes on fishes and loaves scams?
But it's documented that they never "got it" and consistently behaved toward Jesus like he was not at all who He claimed to be, and they were seriously worried about saving their own sorry butts.
"Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
And he charged them, saying , Take heed , beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. And they reasoned among themselves, saying , It is because we have no bread.
And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye , because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand ? have ye your heart yet hardened ? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember ?
When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up ? They say unto him, Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up ? And they said , Seven.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand ?" Mark aka not Mark
The Keystone Stooges forget to grab some lunch whilst feeding the rubes...
Jesus busts them for being jerks, and they get a sermon instead of a sandwich!
Help me out here... Were the 12 Apostles really as idiotic as The Bible depicts them? Or did they simply die too soon, blogless in the dark ages of pre radio and TV "news" ~ victims of this paperless, pre-paid Age of ....?