When Paul and Barnabas stepped out into new and threatening lands they knew they were not out there by themselves. They had backup, the sustaining presence of the Spirit of the Risen Jesus. Can we identify the same Holy Spirit working along with us?
Certain stories might well be styled “echoing” because they reverberate with the inner story a person tells about herself.
A saving solidarity: when someone is suffering, not only sympathizing but carrying them through…doing something to lift the burden.
All of us possess something like this, a hidden spot where we can feel the deep push and pull of God’s Spirit. We might even call it that inner compass.