I don’t know who said it, but there are two kinds of news – “actual news” (stuff you didn’t know and didn’t expect) and “well, yeah.”
You’ve got a friend who is really into the Marvel Comics Universe movies. Doesn’t go anywhere without her Captain America socks. Fangirling Black Panther. Already has Captain Marvel merch – even though the movie doesn’t drop until next year – you name it.
When she told you she was going to see Avengers: Infinity War on opening night, you were like “well, yeah.” Given who she is, it’s not really news.
In Sunday’s first reading, Saul shows up and tries to join the disciples. No one wants anything to do with him. And for good reason.
With Saul’s history of murdering and/or imprisoning Christians, it’s pretty hard to believe him. But if he really does mean it, it’s a complete reversal and totally unexpected.
Given who Saul is, it’s actual news.
More on this tomorrow.