RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day two) “And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common” (2:44) It is a mistake to rush to the financial aspects of this text. While not denying the testimonial power of generosity, the first miracle of Pentecost was sharing rather than giving. As the first believers walked in the power of the Spirit, they experienced the unity for which Jesus had prayed. (John 17) Old boundaries of self and independence melted away. They were all together says Luke using a word that meant “upon the self”. Possibly it referred to the new limitations that they accepted for the sake of this new society. Maybe it pictured the community built up like a wall, one resting on the other in mutual dependence. Either way, a new family was born that day. Individuals shared life before they shared money. There is no “I” in team. The first miracle of Pentecost was unity.