Tuesday 9 April 2024

About Today Readings

Acts 4:32-37. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty – Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5. John 3:7-15.

Are we sharing the best of ourselves?

The excerpt from the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-37 speaks directly to us as many Australians struggle with cost-of-living issues. Here we learn of the early Christian believers selling their possessions so that all would benefit and that property and goods were held in common. We know that this will not happen here, but it is a reminder that we can share what we have more equitably and that possessions do not take us to heaven. We speak often of the common good and know that every person has the right to shelter, food, safety, work and income and the dignity that goes with simply being a human being. What can we share of ourselves in a practical way that will help others, that will encourage and lift them up as was the example of the spirit of community in the early Church? Are we sharing the best of ourselves with others? What can we reasonably forgo that someone else may benefit? At what cost are we living today?

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