The Acts of the Apostles 4: 32-37
|Then the multitude of believers were of one heart and one soul. Neither did anyone say that any of the things that he possessed were his own, but all things were common to them.
|And with great power, the Apostles were rendering testimony to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. And great grace was in them all.
|And neither was anyone among them in need. For as many as were owners of fields or houses, selling these, were bringing the proceeds of the things that they were selling,
|and were placing it before the feet of the Apostles. Then it was divided to each one, just as he had need.
|Now Joseph, who the Apostles surnamed Barnabas (which is translated as ‘son of consolation’), who was a Levite of Cyprian descent,
|since he had land, he sold it, and he brought the proceeds and placed these at the feet of the Apostles.
The Holy Gospel According to John 3: 7-15
|You should not be amazed that I said to you: You must be born anew.
|The Spirit inspires where he wills. And you hear his voice, but you do not know where he comes from, or where he is going. So it is with all who are born of the Spirit.”
|Nicodemus responded and said to him, “How are these things able to be accomplished?”
|Jesus responded and said to him: “You are a teacher in Israel, and you are ignorant of these things?
|Amen, amen, I say to you, that we speak about what we know, and we testify about what we have seen. But you do not accept our testimony.
|If I have spoken to you about earthly things, and you have not believed, then how will you believe, if I will speak to you about heavenly things?
|And no one has ascended to heaven, except the one who descended from heaven: the Son of man who is in heaven.
|And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so also must the Son of man be lifted up,
|so that whoever believes in him may not perish, but may have eternal life.