As in last week’s story, Jesus seems to be telling us that God is somewhat sloppy when it comes to bestowing gifts. Actually, it wasn’t just Jesus—from the book of Genesis on, we find God being willing to call and equip individuals whose flaws were as obvious as their strengths. A lot of the folks God chooses wouldn’t even make the first cut for our lists. That is good news for us, frankly. We are often more aware of our flaws than our strengths, too. And here are stories aplenty telling us that God still has work for us to do. God still has a place, even for the likes of us. We might be— no, we are continually surprised at what God’s grace can do and for whom. We never know who we might see shining like the sun. We are learning to imagine a new reality where even flawed humans, like ourselves, can be disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.