Monday, June 11, 2018

Being Human … Courage to care for one another

Morning: Psalms 15, 67; Acts 4:32-37

Today is St. Barnabas’ Day.  Before becoming St. Paul’s companion, Barnabas sold a field and gave the money to the apostles. Among the early Christians, no one claimed private ownership; everything was held in common.  As they shared their faith “there was not a needy person among them”.  Barnabas means ‘son of encouragement’ – perhaps he did inspire others to take courage?  Early Christians learned from Jesus that being human is about caring for one another.  And, in the spirit of Barnabas, modern Christians might still aspire to rediscover the richness of our humanity and the will to live it courageously.

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