The Encouragement of Jesus was a series of remarkable statements of faith by unexpected people, which enabled Jesus to accomplish more. These demonstrated the essential role played by the best of the public in accomplishing God's goals.
- The military commander who expressed his faith in Jesus's ability to cure his servant from a distance
- The sisters Mary and Martha who expressed their faith in Jesus being able to raise their beloved brother Lazarus from the dead
- A random woman (St. Veronica) who rushed to Jesus simply to wipe off the sweat and blood from His face as he carried the Cross
- The good thief (St. Dismas) who defended Jesus during the Crucifixion against criticism by the other thief