Several of the first members of the church sold property and shared the money with the poor. The result was profound—there were no needy people among them! Some commentators have suggested that the early church was living out the Jubilee with a voluntary redistribution of wealth.
Questions for Reflection:
- Why do you think the believers had a change in their view of possessions?
- How might testifying to the resurrection relate to their new view of property ownership?
- Who takes the lead in this new economy?
- How open do you think your faith community would be to this economic arrangement?