Tuesday 9th April, 2013
Acts 4:32-37. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty - Ps 91(92):1-2, 5. John 3:7-15.
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Jesus encouraged Nicodemus to focus himself upon heavenly, spiritual things.
This is certainly what the early church appeared to do - they did not hold tightly to their possessions and shared everything they had. In our world of excess, we find that hard to comprehend. But these were a people who were focused upon spiritual things.
The early Christian communities believed Jesus was coming again very soon, so what they had in this earthly life didn’t matter too much - it would pass. Are we able to detach ourselves from our ‘stuff’? Are we willing to share the wealth we have with others? In the words of the psalm: Is God truly our refuge and strength, the God in whom we trust?