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Why did Jesus choose fishermen to be His apostles?

 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:18-20

            Not all of Jesus’ apostles were fishermen, but many were.  Fishermen were uneducated, simple, working class people and Jesus wanted to show the world that it was not religious education that made you wise, but a relationship with Jesus.

            Fishermen are also patient and hard-working, who understand how to adapt to the environment to catch something of value.  Now, Jesus wanted to turn their work ethic and skills into finding ways to capture people’s hearts and minds for God.  Being more on the level with their audience, and not superior to them in terms of education, the fishermen could reach the common person who would be more open to hearing Jesus’ message.