Friends, Joseph Campbell and, more recently, Jordan Peterson are very interested in the Jungian archetype of the hero’s journey. We see it all over the literature of the world and popular culture, from “The Lord of the Rings” to “Star Wars.” But it is also on display very strongly in the Bible. In our remarkable second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews, the author reflects on faith as a sense of trust in God and a willingness to follow him on adventure—in short, as accepting the invitation to a hero’s journey.
Reading 1 – Wis 18:6-9
Psalm – Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22
Reading 2 – Heb 11:1-2, 8-19
Gospel – Lk 12:32-48