To call the apostles "ordinary" was actually quite generous. Like us, they were sinful mixtures of doubt, impatience, selfishness, pride, fear, and disbelief. Left to themselves, they could do nothing. But they were also men who were called by God, forgiven by Him, and commissioned to proclaim His Son. Extraordinary times like ours do not call for extraordinary saints. They call for ordinary sinners who proclaim an extraordinary Savior.