Have you ever been involved in recruiting someone?
Interviewing candidates can throw up lots of surprises. However much you examine profiles and application forms, you never completely know what to expect until you meet them personally.
When it comes to being surprised by the Lord’s recruitment policy, the medal must go to Ananias. He was told by the risen Jesus to welcome the most unlikely candidate to the family business, and commission him to the most amazing role. He must have been astonished. Yet he obeyed.