The Community

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common. Acts 4:32-37


To truly share is hard to do,

We can share out of our excess, and not feel a thing,

We can share feelings, when we have enough empathy, time or patience,

Oscillating between need and a motivated Pharisee,

Looking out of the corner of one eye for affirmation.


The true share is love.

The sort we cannot get from the grab-bag of how I feel today,

Not made of inconsistent stuff, but an ever-present willingness to be present to those who need it.

Not representing God, but letting Him do so for us, without interference.


That is community. Which is love itself.