Memorial of St Barnabas, Apostle*
Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3; Psalm 97; Matthew 10:7-13
Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles recounts some of the work done by Barnabas in spreading the Gospel of Christ in various communities. The Gospel today sees Jesus sending out his apostles and telling him how they should act. We are called to be like Barnabas and to give our life to the service of God and to the Word.