This Week’s Theme: Not My Own

Acts 4:32 (CSB) Now the entire group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.

This remarkable example of selflessness and generosity found in the early church feels a bit impossible to us. Not only did they make sure no one had physical needs, but their hearts and minds were bound together in a unity hard to fathom for our world marred by so much divisiveness.

We are often more inclined to write “mine” in black permanent marker, holding close our time, possessions, energy.

But we are invited instead to a “not my own” life.

What have you had to surrender in order to grow in being “of one heart and mind” or “holding everything in common” with your teammates, your neighbors, your family? What has it meant to watch someone step in with open hands to give generously, meeting a need in your life?

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