Today is filled with silence and floating thoughts. I picked up my Sunday Missal and begin to read the passage of Acts 2:42-47 and I stop at the word communal. This word struck me different today, because I have actually lived in communal life with a religious community. However today it strikes a different chord within me. Communal takes me to a different place, where all I can do is sit in idle and reflect. Why am I moved different today, than before?
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles: Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one's need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread int their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
As we do with the Lord's prayer, I would ask you to read this passage of scripture slowly and reflect. What does communal mean to you in or outside of the temple or church? What is God, Jesus Christ, the apostles, his followers, is asking us to obtain from these words as believers? I sense a deepness here that is worth investigating this week from within. Communal-