I would like to focus my attention this week on the magnificent first reading, taken from the pivotal ninth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. I say pivotal because this is the chapter in which the conversion of Saul is recounted. Hans Urs von Balthasar refers to Paul as one of the great archetypes in the life of the Church, and so we can benefit from a close study of the spiritual lessons from his life and his manner of discipleship.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 9:26-31
Psalm – Psalm 22:26-32
Reading 2 – 1 John 3:18-24
Gospel – John 15:1-8