Jesus spent the night in prayer before he chose the twelve apostles. Always a wise move — to pray before making a major decision. You have to wonder what his criteria were in making the choice because, at first glance, the twelve do no look like the pick of the litter — Judas betrayed him, Peter denied him, the rest abandoned him. Not a good track record for an HR person! However, when you look at the whole story the way St. Luke tells it we can see that at least one criterion for being an apostle was the ability to grow, to change, to move into the new. Since at baptism we are given an apostolic vocation we too must show that same willingness toward conversion.