When Religion Reaches the Wallet

Note: I regret that I have lost the citation for this posting.  I did not write it. It is true.

Acts 4:32-35

Luke portends astonishing signs and events that the resurrection of Jesus impacts in ever increasing ways: healings, convicting sermons about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, forgiveness; even a normal prayer gathering is rendered extraordinary. Chapter four concludes with yet another astonishing sign-the sharing of possessions. If true commitment is measured by wallets, then Luke wants us to know how deep a level of commitment this nascent community has reached. 600-Acts 11 Giving Money1

With one heart and mind they sell property and offer the income to be distributed among the poor and needy among them. Thus, poverty is addressed through personal inconvenience and the gospel is proclaimed.