Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." when he had said this, he died. The way out of this labyrinth of suffering is forgiveness. Forgive early and often.
Readings: Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Psalm 33; Matthew 10:17-22