"The nature of salvation is the primary focus. Money and giving are secondary. It's a salvation that creates true unity and belonging, not a division between those who profit and those who lose. Giving to the needy does not earn salvation, but it demonstrates that a person has come to grasp what the economy of Christian salvation is all about: relinquishing one's real and perceived advantages and entering into true solidarity with others."
"Barnabas and the others in the story who give money to sustain the culture of mutuality do not give because they are "sowing seeds" of faith that will allow them to reap material gain down the road. Nor do they give because their leaders demand a share. Rather, they give because they understand their united existence, sharing a single "heart and soul," as so tight that radical sharing of possessions seems a natural outgrowth."
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