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Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Acts reading.
42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Becoming One added to their number those who were being saved.
Queeries for the text:
Is this a fairy tale?
What wonders and signs were being done? What wonders and signs are being done? What wonders and signs are we waiting for?
Who is "everyone"?
What does it mean to have all things in common? What are "all things"?
What are today's needs?
How are needs being met?
What is it like to break bread at home?
Who has the goodwill of people?
What are your queeries?