“When Barnabas arrived in Antioch and saw God’s grace at work there, he rejoiced, — for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith. He encouraged all to stand firm in their commitment to the Lord.”
– Responsory for the Feast of St. Barnabas
The name “Barnabas” means “son of encouragement.” To what extent could a feminine version of the name be applied to me – am I a daughter of encouragement? In what one way can I grow in this virtue today?