Let’s reflect on this obscure fellow, Matthias, who was chosen by lot to replace Judas Iscariot. His story gives us an important lesson about what being Christian means.
Peter said, “So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us — one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” (Acts 1: 21–22)
The immediate issue is the suicide of Judas. Having betrayed Jesus, he apparently could no longer live with himself. We might linger…