Joseph the Levite believed in second chances. The apostles called him Barnabas, meaning “son of encouragement.”
Twelve years ago, I packed up my beloved Virginia home of nearly a decade and moved to New England. 72 hours later, amid a sea of boxes, I called my best friend Merritt—2,000 miles away—certain that I had made a mistake.
Have you ever felt like you were the sidekick to a bigger, more outstanding personality?
Our family is getting ready to move. It’s turns out this is a perfect time to honor St. Barnabas.
Today the church honors St. Barnabas, Apostle. This image makes more evident how extraordinary he was – and how we are called to proclaim the gospel in our day, as he did in his.
St. Barnabas shows us how to create a space of acceptance and encouragement where our children can discover ways to grow their own faith.