Today 11 June is the commemoration of St Barnabas. What if he hadn't done what he did? Who have been the key encouragers in your life? Are you an encourager?
Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas
and gave him grace to encourage others:
help us, by his example,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Church of England Collect for Barnabas, Apostle.