He was not one of the important people
Then came the most frightening, confusing, and exhilarating three days of his life.
It wasn’t until weeks later that they realized they needed to fill an opening in the inner circle.
And he was chosen.
Matthias, who had been one of the lesser disciples of Jesus, was selected to replace Judas as one of the Twelve Apostles.
His feast is celebrated on this day.
(from an earlier post)