There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property, bring the proceeds from the sales, and lay them at the apostles’ feet for distribution to anyone who had need. Acts 4:34-35
This is a beautiful glimpse of what life was like in the early church. This is not a forced distribution of wealth, not an attempt to make everyone give up their material things. No, it is a change of attitude, saying, Nothing that I possess is mine, but everything I have is God’s, and therefore it is available to anyone who needs it. They were one in heart and mind and body, united together. That is the church as it ought to be, made up of genuine followers of Christ.
Are we tight-fisted when it comes to sharing? Do we truly care for those in need?