Bible passages show the 12 disciples who surrounded Jesus were 12 very ordinary, rough-on-the-edges followers who were not necessarily the brightest, nor the most religious — but symbolic of those who Jesus chose to use. The Rev. Don Miller of Westover Church once surmised they would change the world today as they did then. So, we asked 12 people of faith to each take a disciple — and creative license — and give nuance to their lives today. We wanted a profile or context — and that's what we got. Another, former pastor Deborah Suess of First Friends Meeting, takes on the women surrounding Jesus.

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