This episode is all about the power of encouragement, which arises from purity of heart.
In contrast to Ananias and Sapphira mentioned in Acts 5, Barnabas lived from a heart that was "all-in" for Jesus, a heart sustained by charity and solidarity with the Christian community. The heart of Barnabas was brought to perfection by his complete dedication to the covenant communion established between God and humanity in the person of Jesus Christ and in His "Body" the Church we have today. With his way of making small acts of encouragement, Barnabas encouraged Paul and thus gave him to us even up to this day as a powerful preacher and teacher and depository of the mighty acts of God.
Come away with EvangeliNation for 20 minutes today! It just might change your life.
And...don't forget to pass it on. (Don't be afraid. You can do it!) That's what makes you join in the missionary journey of this message of the Gospel. Together, "let us encourage one another daily while it is still 'today'" (St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 3:13).
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PCSJ's Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Tuggle, is a vowed and consecrated Pauline living the spirituality and apostolic outreach of St. Paul in the married state according to the Statute of the Holy Family Institute, one of the branches of the Pauline Family founded by Blessed James Alberione, SSP. Lisa holds a B.A. in Great Books from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. After 20+ years in the performing arts and 10 years as a youth minister and Director of Religious Education, she is dedicating the "second half" of her life to global catechesis initiatives while enjoying family, friends, and a simple life of prayer.