This passage shows how the early Church Community functioned in the time right after Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. The first few chapters of Acts give us a picture of a community that seemed to get along for the most part, and attempted to follow Jesus’ teaching.
They were open to being taught, they were in prayer, they shared their material possessions, and they broke bread together. They sought the will of God and looked out for each other, and out of all of these actions many joined their community. They also lived Day by Day!
They didn’t seem to be overly concerned about the future, for they trusted that the Lord God would take care of them. Living day by day is also a good way to live on this spiritual pilgrimage. Trying to figure out where God may be leading you in the future can be very challenging. Most of the time all we can see is the next step on our journey. Attempting to look too far ahead may only confuse and overwhelm us. May you be open to living day by day as the early church lived and trust that the Holy Spirit will show you the long-range spiritual steps!
Prayer, Lord God may your Holy Spirit guide me day by day, and help me to trust that my future is in your loving hands! Amen. Vernon T.