Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20 (day three)
“He asked them for money.” Money was the only remedy in society’s framing of the situation. But Peter and John broke that frame. A handout was no longer the best thing a person might hope to receive. The eternal kind of life they were learning from the Holy Spirit enabled them to imagine new possibilities. This is not imagination like we understand it, which is essentially “make-believe”. Rather, it is a future redefined by Christ. As Jesus’s disciples, we have the power to usher in new ways of living. At least for now, we have social standing and power unknown to the first century church. Can you give money? Do it. Can you heal? Do so. But can we leverage our social standing and power to alter the economic landscape for the sake of the least of these? We must.