Sunday, May 27: Witness
“But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”
The post-Pentecost church was characterized by a spirit of rampant generosity, generosity with time, resources, and love for one another. But what happens when that mutual care is disrupted, or misrepresented, as is the case with Ananias and Sapphira? What is it that makes us present only a part of ourselves, our resources, and our lives and try to pass it off as something more? Maybe most pointedly, why do we pretend to be something we’re not? Join us this week as we look at the opportunity we have to be honest with ourselves, and with each other.