The Jungian psychologist Jordan Peterson is, in many ways, an early twenty-first century version of Joseph Campbell, and perhaps the central archetype that they both explored is that of the hero’s journey. As both Campbell and Peterson have recognized, the Bible is a treasure trove of hero’s journey stories. But what makes the biblical accounts so distinctive is that God is the one who is drawing and prompting the journey; in fact, the Bible tells the story of God’s own hero’s journey!

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Wisdom 18:6-9
Psalm – Psalms 33:1-22
Reading 2 – Hebrews 11:1-19
Gospel – Luke 12:32-48