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When someone strips another of his clothes, he is called a thief. Should not someone who has the power to clothe the naked but does not do so be called the same? The bread in your larder belongs to the hungry. The cloak in your wardrobe belongs to the naked. The shoes you allow to rot belong to the barefoot. The money in your vaults belongs to the destitute. You do injustice to everyone who you could help but do not.
Source: Ownership: Early Christian Teaching (Matthew 6:19-21 * and Acts 2:45-47 *)

The core of this was written during a desperate time for the Followers of the Way, Truth and Life; began as a local instruction or teaching and eventually became an encyclical. (Sources: Josephus and Early Church Fathers)

It is descriptive of the practice of the Early Church but not viewed by most as a necessary tenet of the faith…
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Your thoughts please…
Why then, but not for us today ?
Why have we chosen to not practice this teaching of Early Christianity ?

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19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
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45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

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