Thursday, January 14, 2010

The First Community of Believers

Becky's reflection yesterday got me thinking. The first community of disciples knew so intimately what Christ was calling them to, and that was reflected so deeply in their actions. In Acts, we read, "The group of believers was one in mind and heart. None of them said that any of their belongings were their own, but they all shared with one another everything they had...There was no one in the group who was in need."

Haiti is the poorest and most exploited country in the Western Hemisphere. Per usual, we 'developed' countries often forget the abject poverty of those so geographically removed from us. That is, until, such a disaster hits. Yes, this serves as a wake up call, and, as Becky points out, reminds us of what we are eternally called to, not just in times of catastrophe. We are perpetually called to share everything we have so people everywhere are never in need. The good folks at Catholic Relief Services and Jesuit Refugee Services need our help as they strive to fulfill that which each of us are called to.

-Mary Ellen

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