We Are Chosen
Unlike other rabbi’s of His day, Jesus didn’t wait for disciples to come to Him. Instead, He invited specific people to follow Him. Consequently, Jesus’ disciples were a very diverse group. It’s really clear that He picked unlikely people to be His followers. It’s also clear that He avoided holier-than-thou types.
So Jesus’ disciples include tax collectors, fishermen and public sinners. He welcomes people of ill repute and a few whom He’d healed of demonic possession. He even has a follower who was a Samaritan woman with 5 husbands. (John 4:17-18) (Incidentally, Jesus was also the only rabbi of that era who had women disciples.)
Why did He choose these people? My guess is that Jesus simply loved down-to-earth folk whose lives were messy, but who also had good hearts.
Remember: In Baptism you were also chosen by Christ.