… distributed to each as any had need.

Acts 4:32 is very specific. The early community of Christ-followers lived communally. 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to theContinue reading “… distributed to each as any had need.”

Mother’s Day

There are varying traditions for celebrating some version of Mother’s Day around the world. In the USA, pacifist Julia Ward Howe’s view of war as sin holds a strong place in the history of the holiday. In her 1870 “Appeal to womanhood throughout the world” – later known as “Mother’s Day Proclamation” – she lamentsContinue reading “Mother’s Day”