The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth,and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth, for the truth sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever Grace be with you mercy, and peace from God the father, and from the lord Jesus Christ, the son of the father, in truth and love, suppose you found out that your whole neighborhood has been contaminated someone has secretly been dumping poisonous waste in the area and now the situation is life threatening.
what would you do? No doubt, you would move away if you could. But after doing that, you would still face this serious question, have I been poisoned? some people voluntarily sold their lands or houses an brought the proceeds to the apostles, and "they distributed to each as anyone had need.
They were of "one heart" and "had all things in common"As followers of Christ today, we too need the spiritual support and encouragement of one another.
We may be struggling with a decision about how to serve the lord.
This is a good opportunity to enlist the advice and prayer fellow Christians.