Acts 2:42-47

This text brings together two of the most distinctive characteristics of the story of the early church as told by Luke. They engaged in “the breaking of the bread” and “they had all things in common” (Acts 2:42, 44, 46). Those who broke bread with Jesus at the sacred table lived together in such a way that “there was not a needy person among them” (Acts 4:34). Our community breaks the bread today continues to find that our eyes are opened and we recognize Jesus at the table. We can then recognize his resurrecting presence working through the Spirit elsewhere, including in matters of material resources.