Rejoice and Be Glad 8

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11 June 2018

Barnabas accompanied St. Paul in his first missionary journey.

He was a “good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.” Would that these words were spoken of us at our funeral!

Barnabas was bold. Pope Francis teaches that boldness is essential to holiness:

Holiness is boldness, an impulse to evangelise and to leave a mark in this world. … Boldness, enthusiasm, the freedom to speak out, apostolic fervour, all these are included in the word parrhesia.

Oh that each one of us would be bold in preaching Jesus – each in our own way.


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