Christ's disciples were mostly people of no social account. In the early days of His Mission, Muhammad was not known for social power or renown. Moses was a murderer...
Yet we all know folk who pride themselves on what they own or who they control or, who feel better in direct proportion to who bows down to them.
Today's quote from Reality addresses this:
"How often the most insignificant of men have acknowledged the
truth, while the most learned have remained wrapt in veils. Thus in
every Dispensation a number of souls enter the fire by reason of
their following in the footsteps of others."
the Persian Bayán", pp. 90-91, citing Váhid IV, Chapter 18