"As in the case of all the apostles except for Peter, James, and John, we are faced with men [Simon and Jude] who are really unknown, and we are struck by the fact that their holiness is simply taken to be a gift of Christ . . . It is a reminder that we cannot receive too often. Holiness does not depend on human merit, culture, personality, effort, or achievement. It is entirely God's creation and gift . . . only God can create his divine life in human beings."