It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. Matthias must have felt doubly chosen by God.   Being among the followers of Jesus who had been with him from the start, he likely heard the Lord say,  “Come follow me.”   Then he was chosen to replace Judas as one of the Twelve.   How did that second calling come about?   By casting lots—in other words, what some might call chance.   The apostles used this random method for two reasons. ...